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New: Mechanics Bank on Solano in Berkeley Robbed at Gunpoint

By Laura Dixon (BCN)
Wednesday January 16, 2013 - 09:19:00 PM

A man robbed a Mechanics Bank in Berkeley at gunpoint this morning, a police spokeswoman said. 

Officers were called around 9:25 a.m. to the Mechanics Bank at 1801 Solano Ave. Police spokeswoman Jennifer Coats said a suspect armed with a gun stole an undisclosed amount of cash. 

No one was injured. 

Police are attempting to locate the suspect, described as a black man in his late 30s who is about 6 feet 6 inches tall with a stocky build and dark complexion.  

He was wearing a black beanie and black hooded sweatshirt and carrying a black backpack at the time of the robbery, Coats said. 

Detectives remained at the bank investigating this afternoon.