Suspect arrested in South San Francisco bank robbery

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – Police on Friday morning arrested a 37-year-old South San Francisco man on suspicion of robbing a bank and threatening police officers.

The robbery was reported just before 10:30 am at a bank in the 300 block of Linden Avenue. A man approached a teller, demanded cash and left the bank with an undisclosed sum, the South San Francisco Police Department said in a news release.

Officers found and detained the man in the 500 block of Cypress Avenue. Police said the man was in possession of the stolen cash and threatened to physically harm the officers.

The man was arrested on suspicion of robbery, obstructing and threatening a peace officer, and violating his parole, police said. He was later booked into San Mateo County Jail without incident.

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