Brazen Santa Maria bank Robbery
December 9, 2011
FBI investigators and Santa Maria Police officers are investigating the Thursday robbery of the Rabobank on North Broadway in Santa Maria.
At about noon, the robber passed a note written on the back of a deposit slip to a teller demanding cash and claiming he had a gun. His note also ordered the teller to comply with his demands so that nobody would be hurt.
And while most bank robbers wear a hat and often don sunglasses or a mask in an attempt to hide their identity, Thursday’s robber did not.
Witnesses describe the suspect as a white male, approximately 40 years in age, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds or more, with “pinkish” skin and a shaved head. He was wearing a navy blue, long-sleeved sweatshirt.