Suspect Takes Employee Hostage During San Ramon Bank Robbery, Then Flees

SAN RAMON – Police are investigating a bank robbery at US Bank in which a lone suspect ordered an employee to accompany him as he fled the building.

Just before noon Monday afternoon, San Ramon Police say they were dispatched to a report of a bank robbery at the US Bank located on the 2800 block of Crow Canyon Road.

During the robbery, authorities say the suspect used a revolver to demand money from multiple bank tellers inside the bank, saying he wanted large bills.

Before leaving the bank, the suspect directed a female employee to accompany him out of the building, police say.

The suspect walked with the hostage for approximately 150 yards into a residential area near Twin Creeks Drive before directing her to return to the bank.

Officers arrived at the bank and used a canine in an attempt to search for the suspect. The female hostage was uninjured during the incident.

The suspect was described as a white male adult, around 40 to 45 years old, with gray colored facial hair. Police say he was wearing a dark colored pea coat, gray hooded sweatshirt, black beanie, dark colored trousers and dark colored cotton or wool gloves. He has not yet been located.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the identity of the suspect is encouraged to contact the San Ramon Police Department at (925) 973-2700.

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