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Suspect with a ‘Surfer Tan’ Sought in Holdup at Goleta Bank

Undisclosed amount of cash surrendered in Friday afternoon robbery.

Anyone who can identify the suspect in Friday's Rabobank holdup is asked to call the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department at 805.681.4168.
Anyone who can identify the suspect in Friday’s Rabobank holdup is asked to call the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department at 805.681.4168. (Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department photo)

A man with a “surfer tan” is a suspect in the robbery of Rabobank, 5956 Calle Real, late Friday afternoon.

The man entered the bank just after 4 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding cash, said Santa Barbara County sheriff’s spokesman Drew Sugars. The suspect escaped on foot after receiving an undisclosed amount, he said.

The suspect is described by authorities as a white male with what witnesses said was a “surfer tan,” 6 feet tall, wearing sunglasses, a green beanie, a gray long-sleeve shirt and gloves. He did not appear to have a weapon.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 805.681.4168.

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