Salinas cops seek robbers in Wells Fargo heist

Salinas police are looking for three people involved in the armed robbery of a Wells Fargo bank this morning.

The holdup occurred about 9:10 a.m. at 1903 Natividad RoadBusiness End.

Two men wearing dark ski masks demanded money from a teller at gunpoint, police said.

After getting an undisclosed amount of loot, the stickup men ran to a getaway car, where their driver waited.

One of the robbers wore a black hooded sweatshirt with large white lettering — LRG — on the front. The other wore a gray or tan hooded sweatshirt with a white Rhino design on the front. Police have no description for the driver of the getaway car, a blue Ford Focus.

The Ford, seen heading west on Arcadia after the robbery, was later found unoccupied and had been reported stolen, according to police.

At the time of the robbery, Monterey County probation officers were in the neighborhood to visit a juvenile probationer.

When found, the juvenile ran from probation officers — jumping over several fences — but was caught. Investigators are trying to determine whether the juvenile had anything to do with the bank robbery.

The Salinas Police Department urges anyone who may have witnessed the holdup to contact police at 758-7321 or to remain anonymous 775-4222.

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