01/08/2014

Calif. police search for wig-wearing serial bank robber

Five banks in San Jose and Milpitas have been robbed over the past eight weeks

By Mark Gomez
San Jose Mercury News

SAN JOSE, Calif.  Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in the robbery of five banks in San Jose and Milpitas over the past eight weeks.

The most recent robbery happened at 2:22 p.m. Monday at a Comerica Bank in Milpitas, according to police.

San Jose police on Tuesday released several images of the robber who appears to be a woman wearing different wigs in the string of robberies  three in Milpitas and two in San Jose. But police said the robber could be a man dressed as a woman.

In each case, the robber enters the bank, hands a teller a demand note and either makes threats or brandishes a handgun, police said. The robber has made off with an undisclosed amount of money.

The robber is becoming progressively more brazen and should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

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