Tracy police were notified at 10:36 a.m. that the alleged robber had entered the Chase Bank, 2620 N. Tracy Blvd., Ste. 110, and handed a teller a note demanding money.
No weapon was shown, and the man escaped with an undisclosed amount of money, according to Detective Greg Gilstrap of the Tracy Police Department.
Gilstrap said the man is black, about 25 to 30 years old and is 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build and a thin goatee.
He was wearing dark sunglasses, a long-sleeved white shirt and a gray hat, according to Gilstrap.
At the scene, detectives were looking at a still shot of the alleged robber from security camera images at the bank.
No injuries were reported, and there were at least two customers inside the bank during the robbery. It’s unknown how many bank employees were working.
Gilstrap said a witness outside the bank saw the man leaving the shopping center in a green vehicle going west on Valpico Road.
An officer responding to the robbery spotted a green Lexus ES 500 sedan with two black males as it traveled south on Tracy Boulevard, south of Valpico Road, according to Gilstrap.
The officer made a traffic stop and the two men were detained, but released after the witness did not identify either one as the robbery suspect, Gilstrap said.
• Contact Jon Mendelson at 830-4231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.