MEDIA RELATIONS UNIT
April 29, 2010
San Francisco Police Arrest Knife-Wielding Bank Robbery Suspect
San Francisco police arrested the suspect in a series of bank robberies in which the suspect held a knife to the throat of a bank customer and demanded money from the teller. Taken into custody yesterday was Jason Dunlap, 35, of New York City.
In this incident, which occurred yesterday at the Borel Private Bank and Trust company, 433 California Street, at approximately 3:40 P.M., the suspect jumped over the counter and held a knife to a female teller’s throat and ordered another female teller to give him all the currency in the drawer. Fearing for her life and that of the other teller, she complied with the demand. The suspect jumped over the counter again and fled the bank.
Based on investigative leads, investigators identified Dunlap as the suspect and that he was driving a white Chevrolet Monte Carlo with New York license plates. Officers from Central Station stopped a vehicle matching the description at Van Ness Avenue and Eddy Street at approximately 7:00 P.M. last night. Police learned that the car was stolen out of New York and that the description of the driver matched that of the suspect. Police found evidence inside the vehicle linking Dunlap to the robberies.
Dunlap is the suspect in four earlier bank robberies in San Francisco, starting on March 22. In three of those incidents, Dunlap held a knife to the throat of a customer at the teller counter while demanding currency.
Dunlap was charged with five counts of bank robbery and five counts of burglary. He remains in custody.
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