A lone man robbed a Turlock bank Saturday morning, making off with money from the vault, according to the Turlock Police Department.
Two employees were at the bank at the time of the robbery and locked themselves into the vault, said Turlock Police spokesperson Mayra Lewis.
There were no injuries reported from the robbery.
The robbery was reported at 9:25 a.m. Saturday at the Delta National Bank at 3700 Geer Rd.
One of the bank employees told investigators he was outside the bank when he was suddenly face to face with a masked man who said this was a robbery and that he was armed with a gun, Lewis said.
The suspect forced the man to open the bank and ordered him and the other bank employee to open the vault.
The employees did as they were ordered and the suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the bank’s vault.
The suspect stepped outside the vault, at which point the employees shut the door and locked themselves inside of it, Lewis said. They contacted 911 from inside the vault.
The suspect fled from the scene.
The police department said evidence was recovered at the scene and is being processed, but they did not elaborate as to what evidence was found.
The suspect was described as standing about 6 feet tall and weighing around 225 pounds. He was wearing a ski mask, sunglasses, gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants and white athletic type sneakers.
This is an active investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is urged to contact Detective Timothy Redd at 668-5550 ext. 6625. The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.