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4 San Francisco Banks Robbed During Thanksgiving Week, Police Seek Suspects

Police are investigating at least four San Francisco bank robberies that took place during Thanksgiving week.

The first bank robbery took place at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, when two men entered a bank on the 1000 block of Grant Avenue near Pacific Avenue, according to CBS San Francisco.

Police said the suspects ordered everyone inside the bank to get on the floor,  one suspect displaying a handgun while the other went to the bank’s lower level to get money from the vault.

Police said they don’t know which direction suspects went after the robbery, and they didn’t disclose how much was stolen.

Police said the suspects are men believed to be in their 20s or 30s, according to CBS San Francisco.

Another bank, this one on the 100 bock of Battery Street in the Financial District, was robbed  on Wednesday.

Police said the lone suspect in that robbery, a man in his 40s, entered a bank on the 300 block of California Street and presented the teller with a note demanding cash. The teller complied and nobody was injured, police said.

Two more banks were robbed, one in the Financial District and another in the Laurel Heights neighborhood, on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Police described the Financial District robber as a man in his 40s. The suspect told people inside the bank he had a gun. The suspect left with his loot without hurting any customers or employees.

The suspect in the Laurel Heights neighborhood robbery was described by police as a man in his 30s or 40s. He simulated that he gun but, again, no injuries were reported.

Both of Fridays robbers made away with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to CBS San Francisco.

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Sean McGrier

Sean is a journalism student at San Francisco State University, born and raised in Los Angeles but residing in San Francisco's Sunset District.