According to Detective Trevin Freitas of Tracy Police Department, the man entered the bank around 10:40 a.m. and walked directly up to a teller. He said the man told the clerk it was a robbery but never showed a weapon.
“He was given an undisclosed amount of cash,” Freitas said.
The man fled the building through a back entrance door and was last seen heading north.
No injuries were reported.
Police described the robber as white, mid-40s to early-50s, 180 to 200 pounds, 6 feet to 6-foot-1. He was seen wearing a black hoodie, jeans, a brown baseball cap and red sneakers.
Freitas said officers found a hoodie near the bank that might have belonged to the robber. As of Thursday morning, that had not been confirmed.
Crime scene technician Lilia Perez reportedly found the hoodie just north of the bank.
Investigators are also reviewing surveillance video from inside the bank to try to identify the robber.
Shortly after the robbery, bank officials locked the doors. Police said three or four employees were inside at the time, but no customers.
A note was visible on the window of the bank entrance door that stated: “We are temporarily closed due to an emergency situation.”
A customer who arrived nearly an hour after the incident expressed concern for the bank employees.
“I love this bank,” Terri Rebeiro said as she sat in her car in the bank parking lot. “This is sad. I know everybody in this bank. They are so nice.”
Freitas said anyone with information about the robbery should call Tracy Police Department at 831-6625.
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