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San Rafael police seek serial bank robbery suspect

Thursday, October 31, 2013
San Rafael police are searching a bank robber they say may be responsible for a series of bank robberies in Marin County.

San Rafael police are searching a bank robber they say may be responsible for a series of bank robberies in Marin County. (KGO Photo)

San Rafael police said a man suspected of robbing eight banks in Marin County is the likely the same person who robbed a Wells Fargo branch in Terra Linda Wednesday morning.

Police were notified around 9 a.m. that a hold-up alarm had been activated at the bank at 600 Las Gallinas Ave., police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher said.

A man had entered the bank and demanded cash from a teller but did not show a weapon, Rohrbacher said.

The man, described as white and in his 40s or early 50s, left through the front door on Las Gallinas Avenue. He was wearing a black jacket, dark-frame eyeglasses and a black baseball cap with writing or a logo in front, Rohrbacher said.

The bank robbery spree police believe is linked to Wednesday morning's suspect dates back to December 2012. The robberies occurred in Greenbrae, Mill Valley, Corte Madera, San Anselmo and San Rafael, Rohrbacher said.

Anyone with information is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

The FBI has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this bank robber. Information can be left on the FBI's confidential tip line at (415) 553-7400.

(ABC7 News contributed to this story)

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