A robber held up the U.S. Bank branch inside the Safeway supermarket at 2227 South Shore Center Monday afternoon and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money, an Alameda Police Department spokesman said.
It was Alameda's second bank robbery within two weeks.
Lt. Ted Horlbeck said that at about 1 p.m., the robber handed a note demanding money to a bank teller, who complied.
The suspect is described as a white male in his early 30s, about 6 feet tall, weighing 190 to 215 pound, with no facial hair, wearing sunglasses, a black sweatshirt and a black beanie. He did not display a weapon, Horlbeck said.
The description and modus operandi were similar to those in a robbery the afternoon of May 26 robbery at the 1st Community Bank branch inside the Nob Hill market at 2531 Blanding Ave., Horlbeck said. In that occurrence, the robber wore a red long-sleeved shirt and a white fedora-type hat.
Marina Village Burglary
Someone stole a computer from the Telecare Corp, 1080 Marina Village Parkway, over the weekend, Horlbeck said. He said there was no sign of forced entry at the business. The theft was reported Monday morning.
A woman and a man were arrested in separate, unrelated incidents of suspected domestic violence Monday, Horlback said. In both cases, the partners of the suspects received minor injuries, he said.
The male suspect was also arrested on suspicion of possessing narcotics and an illegal knife, which were found in his vehicle when he was detained, Horlbeck said.
Two vehicles were reported stolen the evening of Sunday, June 3, according to the APD log — one from the 200 block of Santa Clara Avenue and the other from the 700 block of Santa Clara Avenue. The vehicle from the 700 block was later recovered by the Oakland Police Department, which has a suspect in custody, Horlbeck said.