SF Cops Suspect Serial Robber HItting Banks

By Chris Roberts
|  Thursday, Aug 18, 2011  |  Updated 6:40 AM PDT
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SF Cops Suspect Serial Robber HItting Banks

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The attacker entered through the window and left by the woman's front door.

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A bank robber known for hitting a Stonestown-area credit union at least twice may be the culprit behind another heist on San Francisco's west side, police believe.

A black woman between the ages of 25 and 35, dressed in black clothing, entered the Citibank at 701 Irving Street at around 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon and demanded money at gunpoint from a teller, according to reports. The bank teller handed over the money and the robber departed. Nobody was injured.

The description of the robber matches that of a suspect seen at the scene of credit union robberies on July 15 and July 25, according to the San Francisco Appeal online newspaper.

Police think they have their woman. "It appears that the suspect description, the MO, everything, appears to be the same as the other bank robberies," police spokesman Office Albie Esparza told the newspaper.

In prior heists, the suspect has fled in a waiting getaway car. But on Monday, according to witnesses, "she was seen just standing on the corner, waiting for her getaway ride," according to Greg Dewar, a local blogger.

Anyone with information about the suspect or her whereabouts is asked to call San Francisco police at 415 575-4444, or to text an anonymous tip to TIP411.

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