South San Francisco, CA February 5, 2016 Submitted by SSFPD
On 02/05/2016 at approximately 10:12am, the South San Francisco Police Department received a report of an in-progress armed bank robbery at the San Mateo Credit Union located at 150 El Camino Real in S.S.F. Witnesses reported that a male subject in his 40’s wearing a dark jacket and a black mask was robbing the bank at gunpoint. Responding officers contacted the suspect as he was fleeing to the rear of the business, at which time he pointed a handgun at them. The suspect refused commands to drop the handgun and in fear for their safety, the officers shot him. The officers took the suspect into custody and immediately rendered first aid until he was transported to San Francisco General Hospital by medical personnel. No officers or citizens were injured during the incident, and the suspect is currently undergoing surgery for his injuries.
The incident is currently being investigated by the South San Francisco Police Department and the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Anyone who witnessed the incident is encouraged to call the South San Francisco Police Department at 650-877-8900.
South City resident Vinny Vance was in the area and took these photos after the fact