Man dressed like construction worker robs downtown Palo Alto bank

This man held up the Comerica Bank branch at 250 Lytton Ave. today (April 13). Surveillance video screen grab from Palo Alto Police.
This man held up the Comerica Bank branch at 250 Lytton Ave. today (April 13). Surveillance video screen grab from Palo Alto Police.

By the Daily Post staff

A gunman dressed like a construction worker robbed the Comerica Bank at 250 Lytton Ave. in downtown Palo Alto today (April 13), police said.

The robber had a handgun tucked into his waistband during the heist, according to police.

He entered the bank shortly before 5:30 p.m. when no customers were inside.

He approached a teller, a woman in her 50s, and lifted his shirt to show her the gun, and then demanded money, police said. When the teller went to a backroom, he leaped over the counter and took cash from an open drawer. He then fled, running south on Ramona Street.

The teller told police the robber was tall — at least 6 feet — and in his early 30s, wearing a bright orange sweatshirt, black jeans, a white construction hat and sunglasses. He had facial hair on his chin.

Anyone with information about the heist is asked to call police at (650) 329-2143 or send an anonymous tip to paloalto@tipnow.org.

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