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Two gunmen rob Woodside bank this morning

Original post made on Jan 20, 2018

Sheriff's Office investigators are looking for two people who robbed the Chase Bank in Woodside this morning, armed with handguns.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, January 20, 2018, 6:21 PM

Comments (13)

Posted by resident
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jan 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm

No security cameras at this bank?


Posted by Tiki
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jan 20, 2018 at 9:19 pm

Oh; dressed in black. No gender, no height, no race, nothing about the car. Really?


Posted by customer
a resident of Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on Jan 22, 2018 at 10:33 am

I was a customer in the bank when the robbery happened. I saw the first robber who said get down, this is a robbery. No quotes as I was too shaken to remember exactly what the robber said. I got on the ground and it was an intense few moments, that it what it seemed. Probably about a minute. There is more but I but that is enough.


Posted by KDahl
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Hills
on Jan 22, 2018 at 1:36 pm

One word. Again?


Posted by Liz
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Jan 22, 2018 at 2:45 pm

With a 'sketchy' description, I will call the police the moment I see those two robbers! More and more often, I read of a crime but there is no description of the criminals, not even height or build. Why?


Posted by Louis Anderson
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jan 22, 2018 at 5:34 pm

Because the newspaper wants to be politically correct?

[Editor's note: The Almanac has asked the Sheriff's Office for details, including descriptions of the two robbers. The agency would not provide those details. Is the Sheriff's Office spokesman being politically correct? Perhaps you shouldn't jump to conclusions.]


Posted by Concerned customer
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jan 23, 2018 at 9:39 am

Maybe if it was not so hard for honest, law abiding citizens to get concealed carry permits, the armed robbers would be less likely to try this.


Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jan 23, 2018 at 10:00 am

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If customers in the bank were carrying guns there is a good likelihood that there would also be injured or killed customers regardless of what happened to the bank robbers.


Posted by citizen
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 23, 2018 at 10:26 am

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If the bank robbers knew there were citizens trained trained to use guns they might be less likely to rob a bank in the first place.

If they took the chance and robbed the bank anyway the may end up getting shot.

Both options are acceptable


Posted by citizen
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 23, 2018 at 10:36 am

citizen is a registered user.


Details from the agency are sketchy; the bulletin says the two robbers were dressed in black clothes but doesn't identify their gender.

The next time I see 2 persons dressed in black I'll be sure to report it.

Or maybe if I see one person dressed in black I'll report it in case they split up.


Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jan 23, 2018 at 11:28 am

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

You do not have my permission to turn a bank lobby into a shooting gallery just because you think that you are Wyatt Earp!

Let them take the money.


Posted by Resident
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jan 23, 2018 at 12:37 pm

I like the way the Almanac editor snapped back at the online anonymous comment. Guess the new editor feels the vile taste of their own medicine: allowing anonymous comments.


Posted by Chase Customer
a resident of Woodside: Kings Mountain/Skyline
on Jan 23, 2018 at 9:07 pm

All I can say is that you all are being incredibly insensitive. I am a customer of this branch and really like the new staff they've brought in this last year. There may not have been physical injuries but I know they are suffering in other ways. I would think the Sheriff and FBI have more details than they are releasing because it would hinder their investigation. Show some compassion people!


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