Police investigate credit union robbery in Elk Grove
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ELK GROVE, Calif. – A credit union branch in Elk Grove was robbed Friday morning.

Officers from the Elk Grove Police Department responded to reports of a robbery that just occured at the California Community Credit Union branch located at 4801 Laguna Blvd near Franklin Blvd.

Police say the suspect had jumped the counter of the small credit union branch and forced the teller to handover money. The teller, fearing for their safety, complied with the suspect and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then jumped back over the counter and fled the area in a silver 2-door vehicle.

A short time later, a Sacramento Police Department officer who had been listening to the Elk Grove Police radio channel saw a vehicle matching the description of the suspected bank robbery on northbound Interstate 5. After stopping the vehicle in the area of Riverside Blvd. and 43rd Ave., the suspect fled from the vehicle on foot, resulting in a neighborhood lockdown while police searched for him. After a few hours of searching, police were unable to locate the suspect and broke down their perimeter. A nearby school was placed on voluntary lockdown during the search.

The suspect is described as a black male adult, about 6 feet-2 inches, wearing a blue beanie, black hoodie sweatshirt, black pants.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department Detective Bureau at (916) 478-8060 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers to Crime Alert can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Tips can also be sent via SMS text message by entering CRIMES (274637) on a cell phone, followed by Tip732 (agency identification number) and the message.

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