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Sheriff’s Department Releases Photo of Suspect in Rabobank Robbery

A man with a gun fled with cash from Vandenberg Village branch

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department released surveillance photos Tuesday of a suspect wanted in the armed robbery Monday at the Vandenberg Village branch of Rabobank, 3745 Constellation Road in Lompoc.

A man walked into the bank shortly before 3 p.m. Monday, showed a gun and demanded money from a teller, according to sheriff’s department spokesman Drew Sugars.

The suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash, then left the scene on a mountain bike, Sugars said.

He said the suspect was wearing a blue long-sleeved T-shirt, black pants, black shoes, a gold chain necklace, red and gray black fluffy gloves, an open face motorcycle helmet with blue and black stripes, goggles with “Scott” written on the side, and a black backpack.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the robbery is asked to call the sheriff’s detectives at 805.934.6170 or the Sheriff’s Anonymous Tip Line at 805.681.4171.

Noozhawk managing editor Michelle Nelson can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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