Disguised man robs Riverside Bank

Published: Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 4:13 PM
Updated: Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 4:13 PM

Police in Riverside said a man disguised in a dread-locked wig, a yellow construction vest and work gloves robbed the PNC bank on Saturday morning.

The bank, at 182 Woodman Drive,  was temporarily closed while police gathered evidence, including surveillance video.

Riverside Police Sgt. David Crigler said that a man, about 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds and wearing a white shirt, blue jacket and blue jeans, a bandana, brown work boots — as well as the wig, vest, gloves — and carrying a white construction hard hat  demanded money with a note.

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The robber then left the bank with money in a brown-colored backpack and fled from the shopping center into an adjacent neighborhood.

Two customers, as well as employees, were in the bank.

The robber made no threatening statements or produced a weapon, police said.

 “No weapons, just a note demanding the money,” Crigler said.

Despite the costume, police were confident they would catch the robbrer once they showed surveillance photos around the area.

“Someone will recognize him,” Crigler said.

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