Berkeley bank robber escapes on BART

The man, who reportedly had gold teeth, was able to escape on a BART train because the bank did not call in the robbery immediately, BPD said.

Berkeley bank robber escapes on BART
Chase Bank at 2150 Shattuck Ave. in downtown Berkeley. Google Street View

Berkeley police investigated a bank robbery on Shattuck Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, authorities report.

The man took cash at about 4:10 p.m. Tuesday after making threats to a Chase bank teller at 2150 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley police said in response to a Scanner inquiry.

The man was described as Black, 30-40 years old and 6 feet tall. He also reportedly had gold teeth, BPD confirmed shortly after publication.

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Berkeley police said he fled Chase on foot and ran into the downtown Berkeley BART station, which is located right outside the bank.

Due to a delay in reporting, BPD said, the man was able to escape on a BART train.

This story will be updated if additional information becomes available.

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