Ripon Bank Robbery

On 02/28/2014, at approximately 1134 hours, three suspects entered the Bank of the West located on Main St. in Ripon (CA).  Witnesses report that one of the suspects appeared to be a Black male adult and the other two suspects appeared to be Hispanic male adults.  The Black male stayed by the front door, and he gave direction to the other two suspects, who had jumped over the counter.  The tellers were directed to open the cash drawers, and an undisclosed amount of money was taken.  There was no mention of any weapons or weapons seen.  All three suspects were wearing hooded sweatshirts with something covering the lower portion of their faces.  All three suspects were wearing gloves. The Black male took a black messenger-style bag from one of the customers, and he told one of the suspects behind the counter to use it to put the money in.  The suspects walked out of the bank, and they went up a side street, where one witness saw the suspects getting into a charcoal grey SUV, possibly a Ford Escape. The suspects were last seen eastbound on Pine St.

The suspect in the striped sweatshirt is the Black male adult. Witnesses put him between 6' - 6'-3" with a slender build.  The two Hispanic male suspects were both shorter than the Black male, and had a thicker build.  One Hispanic male had a black sweatshirt with two dolphins printed on the front.  The second Hispanic male suspect had a black hooded sweatshirt with a lifeguard cross logo on the back (See photos).

If you have any information regarding these suspects, or this case, please contact RPD Investigations Unit @ 1-209-599-2102.

Contact Info: P.I.O. - 1 St. Sgt. Steve Merchant - Ripon Police Department

259 N. Wilma Ave. Ripon, CA 95336 209-599-2102 Business, 209-599-4034 FAX