Rash Of Robberies Hits Region In Single Day


WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — At least two of the four robberies that took place across three separate cities and two different counties in a single day may be connected, authorities said.

The crime wave began at the Umpqua Bank in Woodland at about 10:30 a.m. when two tall, skinny robbers wearing masks and brandishing black handguns entered the building and stolen an undisclosed amount of money from an ATM.

A getaway driver sped the suspects away from the scene and ditched the vehicle before driving away in a gray van, according to the Woodland Police Department.

About a half hour later, a suspect entered the Cash Advance in West Sacramento with a silver handgun and demanded cash from a frightened employee.

The same suspect is believed to be responsible for the armed robbery at a Check-N-Go on the Alta Arden Expressway within an hour of the previous incident. Surveillance video shows a clear view of the suspect, whom authorities describe as a black man, about 5’6”-5’8” tall with short black hair and a moustache.

The Sacramento County bomb squad scrambled Wednesday afternoon after a U.S. Bank in Citrus Heights reported a suspicious package inside their building.

Bank employees said a white, heavyset man walked into the bank, dropped a backpack, and left. The man later called the bank and told them he would detonate a bomb inside the backpack unless an employee brought cash out to him.

Authorities discovered that the package was filled with Styrofoam and towels.

Federal and local investigators are looking for information on the suspects in all of the incidents, but no arrests have been made.

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  1. kanakasue says:

    I do not understand…they “entered the bldg. and stolen an undisclosed amount of money from an ATM.” First, the sentence is flawed and second, how do you steal money from an ATM? And in a Check-N-Go, how do you get past the security window? Can’t the cashier duck and dial 911?

  2. D.Arky says:

    Who would of guessed……A crackhead no doubt.
    Surveillance video shows a clear view of the suspect, whom authorities describe as a (BLACK) man, about 5’6”-5’8” tall with short black hair and a mustache.

    1. meme says:

      ronray is an idiot no doubt about that

  3. Kado says:

    When the perp is white. It’s the economy or imigration fault. Maybe a hard life because a black man fathered your wife’s baby and he need baby milk or diapers. But when it’s a brown or black perp, you guys wanna be programmer typing armchair racists. But those same remarks liable to get you knocked out in person. And if you don’t believe me, type in your locale

    1. marc sac says:

      Oh Kado, when they father babies they don’t buy milk and diapers, they turn into “dead beat dads.” Everyone knows that.

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