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Comerica Bank robbed March 6

Bills were seen wafting throughout portions of Third Street March 6 shortly after an adult white male robbed Comerica Bank.

The incident at 275 Third St. was the third downtown Los Altos bank robbery in a one-month span.

According to Los Altos Police, the suspect entered the bank at approximately 10:30 a.m. with a handgun, demanding money from a teller. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash in a grocery bag, he exited via Third Street, shedding bills along the way.

Police described the robber as being in his 20s or 30s, standing between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing approximately 170 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie and light-colored pants at the time of the incident.

Police said the robbery remains under investigation.

Fraud arrest

March 4, 5:11 p.m., 200 block of South San Antonio Road: Police arrested two men in downtown Los Altos, one of whom had attempted to pass a fraudulent check at a nearby bank just minutes earlier.

According to police, an African-American male entered Bank of America at 227 S. San Antonio Road and attempted to cash a false check shortly before 5 p.m. The teller handling the transaction identified the check as illicit and contacted police.

The suspect grew suspicious and left the bank in a car with three other males just as police arrived. Responding officers trailed the vehicle into downtown Los Altos and executed a traffic stop near the corner of First and Main streets, leading to the suspect’s arrest.

A second male passenger in the vehicle was arrested at the scene for outstanding warrants. Both were booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail.

– Diego Abeloos

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