Masked gunmen rob Antioch bank branch Tuesday afternoon, police seek three black male suspects

By Acting Sergeant John Fortner #3264, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

At 1:16 PM, today, Antioch Police Officers responded to the Chase Bank at 3457 Deer Valley Road on the report of an armed take-over robbery.  Several callers reported seeing three Black males wearing dark clothing and masks enter the bank.  At least one of the suspects was reported to be armed with a black firearm.  One of the males ordered everyone in the bank to get down on the ground.  The suspects stole money from the bank, and one customer’s wallet.  No gunshots were fired, and the victims were not injured during this incident.

The suspects fled in an unknown vehicle and in an unknown direction at a high rate of speed.  Shortly afterwards, a citizen from a nearby neighborhood called in a suspicious circumstance.  It was reported that three Black males abandoned a silver SUV on the street and left in a white SUV that was waiting for them.  It was later determined that the abandoned vehicle was reported stolen out of San Pablo and used in the robbery of the bank.

This incident is currently under investigation.

This preliminary information is made available by the Field Services Bureau. Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non emergency line at (925) 778-2441.  You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.

Another Chase Bank branch in Oakley was robbed, last night, as well.

Allen Payton contributed to this report.

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