Police search for robber who got away with cash from Northwest Fresno bank

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A bank robber in Fresno got away with cash but left behind a clue.

The robbery happened at 2 p.m. in Northwest Fresno at the Westamerica branch on Shaw near Forkner.

The suspect told a teller, he had a weapon.

"(He) entered the bank with a note, demanded money from one of the tellers," said Lt. Mark Hudson. "At that point, he told them he had a gun. They gave him an undisclosed amount of cash."

The robber left on foot. He's described as 20-to-30 years old and wore a green long-sleeve shirt and a black beanie cap.

Police say he left behind a white dust mask.

Investigators are using the mask and surveillance video to track down the suspect.
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