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Benicia Police Department
Saturday July 16th, 2011 :: 10:44 a.m. PDT

Advisory

Benicia's Wells Fargo Bank on Southampton Rd. robbed Friday night

Benicia's Wells Fargo bank on Southampton Road was robbed by a lone suspect who displayed a handgun before running off with an undisclosed amount of cash Friday evening.

Benicia police responded to the reported robbery just before 7 pm. Police checked the area but could not find the suspect, described as a black male, 25 - 30 years old, short to medium height, with a goatee. Police will be obtaining photograph's of the suspect for future release.

The gunman entered the Raley's Supermarket, which houses the Wells Fargo branch, approached the clerk and demanded money after making threats and displaying the handgun.

This is Benicia third bank robbery of the year, and the second at Wells Fargo. The bank was robbed on March 15, 2011. Benicia police are continuing their investigation and will be working with the FBI to solve this robbery.

Any questions, please contact Lt. Mike Daley at (707)590-4259 or via email. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Det. Sgt. Scott Przekurat at (707)746-4244 or CRIME STOPPERS at (707)644-7867. CRIME STOPPERS provides confidentiality and rewards for information on cases such as this.

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Benicia Police Department
200 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-745-3411

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