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Police investigating armed bank robbery in Grover Beach

Suspect vehicle found in San Jose

GROVER BEACH, Calif. - --UPDATE--

The Grover Beach Police Department tweeted that the bank robbery suspect's vehicle was found in San Jose, California.

Unfortunately, the suspect was not found. However, authorities believe the suspect could still be in the San Jose area and are asking anyone who spots the suspect to call their local police department, FBI, or Grover Beach Police Department at 805-473-4511.


Police in Grover Beach are actively investigating a bank robbery that occurred Friday morning at the Rabobank in the 800 block of Grand Avenue.

The Grover Beach Police Department tweeted two photos of the suspect taken from a surveillance camera inside the bank. They say the incident happened at about 11:33 a.m. when police received a call of an armed robbery at the bank located at 899 W. Grand Avenue.

The suspect is described as an Asian man in his mid-20's to mid-30's, bald head, wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt, black BDU style pants, black and white tennis shoes, and armed with a handgun. He was last seen driving away west on Grand Avenue toward 4th Street.

Authorities say the suspect entered the bank and demanded money from a teller while brandishing the handgun. A silent alarm was triggered alerting police of the crime.

The suspect received a small amount of money before leaving the bank, according to authorities. Investigators say surveillance cameras captured the suspect's vehicle described as a blue -colored Infinity sedan, possibly a Q70 model.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call Detective Nelida Aceves at 805-473-4511 or email nacaves@gbpd.org or Officer Sonny Lopez at slopez@gbpd.org. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call SLO County Crime Stoppers at 805-549-7867.


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