Po­lice hunt­ing for sus­pect in armed rob­bery of bank in Grover Beach

The Tribune (SLO) - - Front Page - BY MATT FOUN­TAIN

Grover Beach po­lice are search­ing for a man who al­legedly robbed the Rabobank on West Grand Av­enue at gun­point Fri­day.

At about 11:33 a.m., po­lice re­ceived a re­port of an armed rob­bery at the busi­ness at 899 W. Grand Av­enue, and of­fi­cers from the Grover Beach, Pismo Beach and Ar­royo Grande po­lice de­part­ments re- sponded to the area, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease Fri­day by the Grover Beach Po­lice Depart­ment.

A Cal­i­for­nia High­way Pa­trol he­li­copter also re­sponded to as­sist in the search for the sus­pect, and spe­cial agents from the FBI and the San Luis Obispo County Sher­iff’s Of­fice’s Foren­sics Team also re­sponded to the scene to later as­sist in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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cap­tured the man as he en­tered the bank and de­manded money from a teller while bran­dish­ing a hand­gun, ac­cord­ing to the depart­ment. The man then re­ceived a “small amount of money” be­fore leav­ing the bank, the news re­lease states.

The sus­pect was last seen in a blue-col­ored In­fin­ity sedan, pos­si­bly a Q70 model, flee­ing west on Grand Av­enue to­ward 4th Street.

The news re­lease de­scribes the sus­pect as an adult Asian male, ap­prox­i­mately mid-20s to mid-30s, with a bald head, wear­ing a black zip-up hooded sweat­shirt, black pants and black and white ten­nis shoes.

Any­one with in­forma- tion on the rob­bery is asked to con­tact De­tec­tive Nel­ida Aceves at 805-4734511 or via e-mail at [email protected] or Of­fi­cer Sonny Lopez at [email protected] Any­one wish­ing to re­main anony­mous can call the San Luis Obispo County Crime Stop­pers at 805-549-7867. The Grover Beach Po­lice Depart­ment says tip­sters may be el­i­gi­ble for a $1,000 re­ward for in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to the iden­tity of the sus­pect.

The man is con­sid­ered armed and dan­ger­ous and of­fi­cials are urg­ing res­i­dents to call 911 if they see him.

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Grover Beach po­lice are search­ing for this man, cap­tured on sur­veil­lance cam­era, who al­legedly robbed the Rabobank on West Grand Av­enue with a hand­gun Fri­day.

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