Crime

Police looking for two men after bank robbery

Merced police are looking for two men after a bank robbery reported Thursday morning at a north Merced Rabobank.

The brief incident happened around 10 a.m. at the 731 E. Yosemite Ave. branch. No injuries were reported, said Cmdr. Floyd Higdon.

Officers responded after a bank alarm was activated and calls were made to police.

Witnesses said two people entered the bank, ordered everyone to the floor and demanded cash from a teller drawer. Weapons weren't seen by witnesses, Higdon said.

Details about the robbers are incomplete. One robber was identified as a black man, and the second was identified only as a male.

The robbers fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Investigators are reviewing video surveillance footage from the bank's security cameras.

Police ask anyone with information to call detective John Fister at (209) 385-4755 or the department's automated tip line at (209) 385-4725.

Reporter Victor A. Patton can be reached at (209) 385-2431 or vpatton@mercedsun-star.com.

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