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US Bank at Hamilton Marketplace Robbed

Teller inside Safeway store said she saw no evidence of a weapon used; suspect is black man in his 20s.

The inside the at Hamilton Marketplace was robbed Wednesday afternoon, and the bank is offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect, said.

Sgt. Mike Howard said a slightly built black man estimated to be in his 20s approached a teller at 2:11 p.m. and said he had a weapon as he demanded money. He fled the bank at 5720 Nave Drive after being given an undisclosed amount of cash, Howard said.

The teller told detectives that no weapon was used or seen by the suspect, who had a goatee beard and a mustache. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a gray design on the front, dark baggy pants and a baseball cap with an unknown emblem, Howard said.

Anybody with information about the incident is asked to call the Novato Police Department at 897-1122 or 1-800-848-0101.

Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr October 14, 2011 at 05:40 AM
I have been ranting at the council for three years about increasing crime AND how to reverse it. Read www.ElectJerome.com. Get your neighbors involved. I am the city council speaker who has accused the council of shoving Sacramento leftist quotas and dictates down our throats! I have the copyright on that phrase!
Kevin Matthews October 17, 2011 at 08:53 PM
I'd be pretty amazed if this guy ended up actually being from Novato.
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr October 26, 2011 at 09:37 PM
I have been accused of being a "racist", in this column, I wrote a Letter to the Editor of Novato Patch clarifying my position on race, and the editor declined to print it. The editor wrote: "We'd like our site to be the forum for civil discussion and productive changes of ideas." Out of respect for the First Amendment rights of Freedom of Press, I am not going to try to sneak that letter into comments, However, I have to reiterate the recent court argument of Michael Richards that only Caucasians can be called "racists". Racist acts and words by non-Caucasians are immune. Why?
humberto r February 21, 2012 at 04:22 AM
No way
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr February 21, 2012 at 04:25 AM
I received a copy of a post by humberto who accused me of being a racist. The post may have been removed because it did accuse me of being a racist, but I do not object to humberto voicing his opinion. Humberto's criticism is incorrect because I do not "hate" Latinos. I have acknowledged that there are ten of millions of honest, hard working Latinos who make positive contributions to America. I DO object to illegal aliens, from which ever country they come; and in particular, I object to illegal alien crime and drug gangs. It does just so happen that all six Novato illegal alien drug gangs are Latinos, and they should all be returned to their country of origin so as to be a burden and a detriment there instead of here. Humberto, read before you criticize. And using the "race" card indicates that you have no legitimate argument against my positions. Do you really want to associate yourself with Orenthal James Simpson, who is now in prison where he belongs?

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