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ALAMEDA CA Nov 23 2010 — A man who disguised himself as a security guard when he robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Alameda also is suspected of carrying out at least two other bank robberies in San Francisco, police said today.
The man did not display a weapon during the robberies and no one was hurt.
The Alameda robbery occurred about 10:15 a.m. Friday at the Well Fargo branch at 2260 Otis Drive, where the suspect handed a note to a teller and demanded cash.
A second man waited outside the bank as a look-out and also served as a getaway driver, Alameda police Sgt. Pat Wyeth said.
After the robbery, the men climbed into a white 1987 four-door Chevrolet Impala with a California license plate and were last seen traveling westbound on Otis Drive, witnesses said.
The San Francisco robberies occurred Nov. 5 at the Wells Fargo branch at 557 Castro St. and Nov. 13 at the Chase bank at 1811 19th Ave.
During the robberies the suspect wore a dark blue baseball cap with the word “security” written at the front, as well as a tan dress shirt with shoulder patches. Witnesses described him as African-American, 45 to 50 years old, 6 feet tall and about 180 pounds.
Witnesses could not provide details about the accomplice who waited outside during the Alameda robbery, describing him as a man wearing a tan coat and a tan hat.
While investigators have linked the main suspect to three robberies, they suspect he may have carried out other bank robberies
Anyone with information about the suspects or the robberies is asked to call Alameda police at 510-337-8340.