Yesterday an unidentified man robbed Chase Bank on Chorro Street in downtown San Luis Obispo, police said in a press release. The man passed a note to the teller demanding money and claimed he had a gun at approximately 2:20 p.m., police reported.
Katy Skeeters, a Cal Poly philosophy junior, was in the bank during the robbery. She said she was totally unaware of what was going on until after the robber had left.
“I was at the teller when another teller locked the door,” she said.
Skeeters said everyone in the bank was locked in for 30 minutes until the police came and said that it was safe to leave.
He was dressed normally so most people there were “completely oblivious,” she said.
The police describe the suspect as a 35- to 40-year-old, white male who is 5 feet 10 inches tall and 200 pounds with dark hair.
He was last seen walking toward Garden Street after the robbery.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the San Luis Obispo Police Department at (805) 781-7312.