The Santa Barbara Sheriff released photos taken at two January 16 bank robberies in Goleta that may have been committed by the same man.
Around 5:30 p.m. on Friday, a man entered the Los Padres Bank at 197 N. Fairview Ave., displayed a handgun and demanded money from the tellers. After receiving an undisclosed amount, he fled north on foot. Then, just before 6 p.m., a man entered the Santa Barbara Bank & Trust office at the Camino Real Marketplace. Displayed a handgun and demanded money. He also fled on foot.
Witnesses to the first incident described the robber as a 5-foot, 8-inch-tall man weighing 180 lbs., with gray hair and in a black shirt, jeans, and a ski mask. Witnesses to the second incident described the suspect as a 5-foot, 10-inch-tall man weighing 210 lbs. and in a dark shirt, jeans, ski mask, and baseball cap.
Anyone with information about these incident should call the Sheriff’s Department at (805) 681-4150 and (805) 681-4171.