San Pablo police need help identifying bank robbery suspect


San Pablo police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man believed to be connected to two local bank robberies.

The first incident occurred June 13 at approximately 12:40 p.m. The suspect walked into Chase Bank at 14330 San Pablo Ave., near Laurie Lane, handed a note to the teller demanding cash and claimed to have a weapon.

On Tuesday, June 20, a second, similar robbery occurred at about 4:07 p.m. at Citibank at 201 San Pablo Towne Center, near San Pablo Dam Road.

“Detectives obtained video surveillance footage of the suspect in a nearby liquor store following one of the robberies,” police said.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 30 years old, 5’8 – 6’0 feet tall, medium build, with a full trimmed beard. He has distinctive tattoos on his neck (lips), left shoulder (praying hands), right forearm (unknown script), and on the back of his neck (unknown). He was wearing a reflective orange and yellow vest that was discarded after the second robbery.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Sergeant Barajas of the San Pablo Police Department at (510) 215-3150 or call the Crime Stoppers Tip line, (510) 799-8255. All calls can remain anonymous.