MV police seek help identifying bank robber


The Mountain View Police Department seeks the public’s help in identifying a male suspected of robbing a downtown bank Tuesday (July 1).

According to police, the suspect robbed the Bank of America on Castro Street shortly after 2:30 p.m., leaving the scene with more than $1,300 in cash – which he stuffed in a blue bag. He did not brandish a weapon during the incident, police noted.

Police describe the suspect as a white male with a tanned face, neck and arms. At the time, the suspect was wearing a tan-colored shirt with a second dark shirt underneath, as well as faded blue jeans, construction-style boots, thick-framed sunglasses and a “Callaway” brand baseball cap. Police added that the suspect had an unpleasant odor – indicating that he may not have bathed for a while.

Mountain View Police Sgt. Saul Jaeger advised anyone spotting the suspect to keep their distance.

“We really don’t want anyone approaching him,” Jaeger said.

Anyone with information on the robbery and/or suspect is asked to call Mountain View Police at 903-6395; reference case number 14-3389. Anonymous tips can be sent via text to 274637; include “mvtips” in the body of the text message.

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