Sheriff's Spokeswoman Dep. Rebecca Rosenblatt says the robbery happened Monday at the Wells Fargo on Laurel Street in San Carlos, around 2:52 p.m.
"An unknown male suspect entered the bank and approached a teller window," she said. "The suspect told the teller the bank was being robbed and that he had a gun (though no gun was actually seen) and demanded money."
According to Rosenblatt, the teller complied with the orders, while triggering the silent alarm to alert police. However, the man was out of the bank by the time cops arrived.
"Ultimately the suspect was able steal several thousand dollars before he exited the Wells Fargo Bank, walking southbound on Laurel Street," Rosenblatt said.
If you have any information about the incident, or can help ID the man seen in the attached photos, contact Detective Lisandro Lopez at 650-363-4055/e-mail: email@example.com.
Anyone who may want to remain anonymous can call the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Tip Line at 1-800-547-2700.