July 23, 2024
A man claiming to have a gun robbed a Piedmont Avenue bank branch in Oakland on Tuesday.

OAKLAND — A Piedmont Avenue bank branch was robbed Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The robbery happened about 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Citibank branch, located at 4101 Piedmont Ave.

Police said a man confronted a teller, claimed to have a gun and demanded cash. The man was given an undisclosed amount of cash and then fled the bank, police said. He was last seen walking westbound on 41st Street.

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The robber was described to police as a Black man in his 40s, about 6 feet tall and weighing about 220 pounds. He had facial hair and was wearing blue jeans and dark trench coat, police said.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $2,500 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the robber. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3326 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.