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Police seek Windsor bank robbery suspect

A bank robber walked into a Windsor grocery store Tuesday morning, clad in black leather motorcycle riding gear and a helmet and held up a bank teller, saying he carried a concealed gun, Windsor police reported.

The heavyset man robbed the Wells Fargo Bank branch in the Raley's supermarket on Lakewood Drive at 10:12 a.m., police said.

He brought in a white cloth bag and told the teller to hand over cash. An undisclosed amount of money was stuffed into the bag before he walked out of the store, Windsor Police Chief Chris Spallino said.

The robbery was done quietly and others nearby didn't realize it had happened until it was over, Spallino said.

While the man had said he carried a gun, no weapon was seen.

Whether he took off on a motorcycle, on some other vehicle or was on foot wasn't known.

The initial search included looking for a man in black leather jacket, pants and a black helmet on a motorcycle, but officials later indicated it was unclear whether he'd been on a bike.

Multiple law enforcement agencies helped look for the man, as the bank was located close to Highway 101 and officers knew he could have quickly escaped along the major route.

A description included that the robber was 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, about 250 pounds and had a gray goatee and mustache.

Spallino asked anyone with information to contact detectives at (707) 565-2185.


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