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Two Bank Heists, One Bank, Same Suspects

Campbell police believe both robberies are connected.

Police say two men in their late 20s walked into the at 70 W. Hamilton Ave. Wednesday afternoon and robbed it.

According to Campbell police Capt. Dave Carmichael, the two men walked into the bank and told all the employees to lie down on the ground.

One man held a handgun through the ordeal and kept watch on the bank employees in the back, while the other man went up to the counter and demanded money.

The two ran out of the bank and jumped over a fence to a parking lot south of the bank, and employees didn’t see where they went after that.

"Both were wearing big sunglasses, hooded sweatshirts, that kind of stuff," Carmichael said. The men were also described as black and in their late 20s.

Police said that the time of the robbery—12:41 p.m.—was unusual, as that's the lunch hour, which is typically when customers are standing in lines at banks. But there were no customers in the bank during the robbery.

An earlier bank heist on Aug. 4 took place at the same location, at 12:38 p.m., and involved one of the two suspects.

"He just went into the bank, presented a note to the teller, and there was no weapon that was seen at that incident," Carmichael said.

The two robberies are part of an active investigation. Police are following up on a number of leads they wouldn't disclose.

As of now, police said they believe there are only two robberies linked to these suspects and that this is the first case this year with recurring incidents at the same location.

"It's always hard to predict what criminals plan," Carmichael said. "I don’t know why they went to that bank again; we just hope to get them into custody. This is something we take very seriously."

To make a tip or talk to police, call the Campbell Police Department at 408-866-2101.

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