Los Banos police are seeking the public's help identifying two men suspected of robbing Westamerica Bank in Los Banos last month.
Two armed men robbed the bank at about 3:26 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the 900 block of West Pacheco Boulevard, Los Banos police said. The bank was temporarily closed while detectives interviewed witnesses and collected evidence.
The first man was described as a black adult about to be 18 to 25 years old, about 5-foot, 3-inches to 5-foot, 6-inches tall, weighing between 130 to 180 pounds. He was last seen in a dark gray hooded zip-up jacket, jeans, light-colored goggles, dark tan gloves.
The second man was reported as a white adult about the same age standing about 6-foot to 6-foot, 2-inches and appearing to weigh between 150 and 180 pounds. He was last seen in a dark-colored jacket.
Both men covered their faces with red bandanas during the robbery, police said.
The suspects reportedly fled in a silver four-door Kia that was parked near the front entrance of the bank with the second suspect driving, police said.
Los Banos police released photos Friday of the suspects in a nearby clothing store. Detective Sgt. Justin Melden said police received information connecting the subjects in the photo to the robbery.
“Hopefully, a community member can help with identifying the subjects,” Melden said.
Surveillance footage inside the bank obtained by the Sun-Star shows a black male coming through the front entrance of the bank with a blue bag and pointing a handgun at a bank employee.
After the employee fills the bag with money, the suspect heads to a side booth where another employee deposits money into the bag. The suspect heads back around to another front desk before heading toward the exit, pointing the gun at another person who walks into the bank as he exits.
No one was injured in the armed robbery, police said. Authorities have not said how much money was taken.
Anyone with information on the crime or the suspects is asked to contact Melden at 209-827-7070, ext. 114, or call Detective Sean Bayard at ext. 115.