April 2, 2010
UPDATE: Photo of man in plastic painter’s suit robbing Chase Bank in Palos Verdes Mall
Hmm. This scary photo looks like something out of a post-2010, -apocalyptic cautionary tale.
Anyway, Walnut Creek police are looking for a man, brandishing a Taser gun, who robbed the Chase Bank Friday afternoon. It was the second robbery at Chase in the last two months.
Police say the man entered the bank at about 2:48 p.m. Friday, approached a teller, pointed a Taser at the teller and other employees, and demanded cash.
The man took an undisclosed amount of cash, as well as property belonging to other employees. He left the scene in a white Toyota minivan with a dark-colored roof rack. An eagle-eyed witness spotted the license plate, and reported that it was similar to 5AGW668.
Police searched the area, but couldn’t find the robber.
The robber is described as a white male, about 30 years old, 5 foot 8 to 6-feet tall, about 175 pounds and with an average build. During the robbery, he was wearing a white plastic painter’s suit, dark baseball cap, white painter’s hat and orange-tinted sunglasses.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Walnut Creek Police Department at (925) 943-5844.