By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Robbers "takeover" Manteca bank at gunpoint.
Placeholder Image

The BBVA Compass Bank, formerly Guarantee Bank, at 201 North Main Streets was the victim of a “bank takeover” shortly after 10 a.m. Monday morning.

Police said two black males in their mid-20s to early 30s – wearing wigs – entered the bank with eight employees and one customer present. They reportedly ordered the staff over to one side of the bank as one jumped the counter with a semi-automatic hand gun that he put to an employee’s head and pulled a necklace from the neck of another.

Officers said they made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and ran northward up the alley. A witness said they then ran between buildings onto Maple Avenue and disappeared.

A police chaplain was called to aid one of the female workers at the bank.

See tomorrow's Bulletin for the full story.