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Bank Robbed Monday In City
Surveillance video footage captured this vehicle leaving the scene after the Valley First Credit Union robbery.


Valley First Credit Union was robbed Monday, Sept. 21 and police are investigating suspect leads on a suspect vehicle and the individual responsible.

Oakdale Police Detective Sergeant Joe Johnson said police were alerted at noon to a silent alarm at the West F Street bank.

After officers contained the area and made contact with bank representatives, they learned an unknown male handed the bank teller a note demanding money. The teller complied, giving the cash from her drawer, and the suspect left the bank. He was last seen westbound on West F Street.

Sergeant Johnson said the robber was described as a white male, between his late 20s to mid-30s, and between 5’4” to 5’9” tall with a medium build.

“We were told he was ‘dirty looking and unshaven,’” Johnson said, “with a ‘soul patch’ and dark bushy eyebrows.”

The suspect was wearing a dark blue jacket and pants with a blue cap with a US flag emblem as part of the design on front.

Johnson added that the suspect asked the teller for the note back after she handed over the cash. He said the note did not say anything about a gun or weapon and none was displayed or simulated.

Detectives examined surveillance photos of the area and found images of the suspect walking to the bank and a white import-looking station wagon leaving the scene right after the robbery. According to investigators, the car did not belong to employees and was not familiar to anyone.

Johnson said detectives are checking with area agencies if any similar robberies have occurred.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Oakdale Police Department at (209) 847-2231.