A bank robber is on the loose in Cupertino and the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect.
According to the sheriff’s department, a man wearing thick glasses and a fake black bear robbed a US Bank in Cupertino Wednesday morning. Authorities believe he may also be connected to two other bank robberies in South San Francisco and Fremont.
Today, the sheriff’s department released surveillance photos of the suspect entering the bank located in the 19000 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard. Officials say he then handed the teller a note claiming he was armed and demanded money from the teller’s cash drawers. He managed to escape on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash he shoved into a blue plastic bag, sheriff’s Sgt. Troy Smith said. No one in the bank ever saw a weapon.
The suspect is believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s and of Eastern European descent. He is about 5-feet-5-inches tall and 150 pounds and was wearing tinted glasses and a glue-on black beard.
Anyone with information on the robbery or the identity of the suspect is urged to call Detective Sgts. Quinonez or Paso of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department at (408) 808-4500.
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