February 09, 2011
San Francisco Police Arrest Suspect in Union Street Bank Robbery
San Francisco Police have made an arrest in the bank robbery that occurred on February 7, at the Comerica Bank, 2001 Union Street. Taken into custody today in the Tenderloin district was Lawrence Swick, 29, of San Francisco.
In this incident, the suspect went into the bank holding a pizza box. Inside the box was a demand note that he gave to the teller, ordering her to put cash inside the box. The teller complied and the suspect fled. Officers recovered the discarded box and demand note nearby. With this evidence, officers were able to identify Swick, linking him to the robbery and to prior contacts with Tenderloin officers.
With a photo of the suspect, two officers from Tenderloin Station canvassed the district’s streets trying to find him, to no avail. They then began to search the residential hotels. In one of the hotels, the officers found the suspect inside his room, where they recovered additional evidence linking Swick to the bank robbery. He was taken into custody without incident.
Swick remains in custody on a bank robbery charge.
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