The robbery occurred about 2:50 p.m. at the Wells Fargo bank at 632 Laurel St., sheriff’s Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt said.
The suspect entered the bank and approached a teller. He reportedly told the teller that he had a gun and demanded money, Rosenblatt said.
Rosenblatt said no gun was seen during the incident. While the teller was gathering money, the bank’s silent alarm was triggered, according to Rosenblatt.
The suspect fled the bank on foot with thousands of dollars, she said.
The suspect is described as a black man in his mid-30s who is between 5-foot-10 and 6-0 tall, and between 220 and 250 pounds. He was wearing a blue button-down collared shirt with white pinstripes, khaki pants, a black hat and white gardening-type gloves.
Anyone who may have information about the robbery or the suspect is asked to call Detective Lisandro Lopez at (650) 363-4055 or make a call anonymously to the sheriff’s tip line at (800) 547-2700.