A lone robber wearing a gray stocking cap with an orange stripe pulled down over his ears, wearing dark glasses, entered the Bank of Stockton at 660 North Main Street at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday and demanded cash from a teller as he leaned across her counter.
The bank was empty of customers at the time. A witness said the suspect was in the bank for less than 30 seconds before he rushed out the door with the money and walked double time across the parking lot toward Grant Avenue.
As he crossed Edison Street, the witness whistled sharply at the robber who then took off running down Grant, getting into a gray import getaway car as he reached Alameda Street and fled the area.
Manteca Police described the robber as a black, male adult about 28 years old and standing about 5-foot-8, weighing an estimated 180 pounds with an athletic build and having a goatee. He was reportedly wearing a tan hooded sweatshirt. Police units surrounded the bank but the robber had already fled. The bank was closed to customers for the remainder of the day but the drive-through remained open to serve them.