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Noontime Bank Robbery In Escalon
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A pair of bank robbers made off with an undisclosed amount of cash following a noontime robbery at the BBVA Compass Bank at 3380 McHenry Ave. in Escalon.

Police Chief Mike Borges said the incident occurred about 12:05 p.m. Monday, April 18 when an unknown suspect walked into the bank.

“The suspect passed a note demanding money, the clerk complied,” Borges said. “No weapon was seen.”

Borges did not release the amount of money provided but did say that “as the suspect was fleeing it appears a dye pack may have gone off” – which typically leaves a stain on the carrier and some of the cash being taken.

“Two witnesses saw our suspect get into a vehicle and flee; they attempted to follow and get a license plate but they were unable to do so,” explained Borges.

The suspect vehicle was described as a small green Nissan pick-up truck. The driver was described only as a white male in his 30s wearing a white shirt.

“The bank suspect was described as a white male in his early 20s, about 5’11” and 170 pounds,” Borges said of the robber. “He was wearing what appeared to be a bleached blond wig in a pony tail that reached to the top of his shoulders, with a plaid shirt, jeans and a black baseball cap.”


Police were conducting interviews on Monday afternoon in hopes of developing additional leads. The suspect vehicle was last seen in the area of Brennan and Ullrey in Escalon.