Pizza box bank bandit busted 

The pizza box robber has been delivered to jail, police said.

Lawrence Swick, 29, of San Francisco, is accused of robbing a Cow Hollow neighborhood bank while holding a pizza box on Monday around 4:30 p.m. He allegedly passed a note demanding cash to a teller at the Comerica Bank at 2001 Union St. He had her fill his pizza box with cash, police said Wednesday.

After the suspect fled, police said they found a pizza box near the bank. Instead of pizza, they found the thief’s threatening note.

Police say video surveillance and the pizza box offered key evidence in identifying Swick, who is known to cops and lives in a Tenderloin district residential hotel, police said.

With a photo of the suspect, two officers from Tenderloin Station scoured the streets trying to find him. They then searched residential hotels in the area.

“In one of the hotels, the officers found the suspect inside his room, where they recovered additional evidence linking Swick to the bank robbery,” police said.

He was taken into custody without incident and charged with bank robbery.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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