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Second downtown bank robbed

POSTED January 19, 2010 11:50 p.m.
For the second time in a week, a downtown Turlock bank has been robbed and a suspect has gotten away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The Umpqua Bank at 400 E. Olive Ave. was robbed by a lone suspect around 3 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect told a teller he was robbing the bank and to hand over the cash, Turlock Police Cpl. Frank Neves said. He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash and no vehicle was seen.
On Thursday, the West America Bank at 241 West Main St. was robbed, also by a lone suspect. It’s unknown if the two robberies are connected, but the description of the suspects are almost entirely different.
The suspect in Tuesday’s robbery was a white male adult about 40 to 60 years old. He is about 5 feet, 9 inches to 6 feet tall and approximately 150 to 180 pounds. He has either dirty blond or gray hair and a gray mustache. He was wearing a brown leather jacket and dark jeans.
The suspect from Thursday’s robbery was described as a black man about 20 to 25 years old. He is between 6 feet and 6 feet, 3 inches tall and 180 to 200 pounds. He has dark hair and a thin mustache. He was wearing a blue and white stripped dress shirt, black pants, a black baseball cap, and dark sunglasses.
Anyone with information on Tuesday’s robbery is asked to call Detective Brandon Bertram at 668-5550 ext. 6623 or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.
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