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Man dressed like woman robs bank, hides in hospital, police say

August 10, 2012 |  9:58 am

A man dressed like a woman robbed a bank in Stockton and then disappeared into a mental health clinic at a nearby hospital, authorities said
A man dressed like a woman robbed a bank in Stockton on Thursday afternoon and then disappeared into a mental health clinic at a nearby hospital, authorities said.

Witnesses reported seeing a man wearing a wig and purple hospital scrubs walk up to a teller at a Bank of the West branch and hand over a note demanding money, Stockton police said, and the teller gave the man an unknown amount of cash.

Officials said the man then left the bank on East Hammer Lane and headed toward the mental health clinic at Kaiser Permanente, which is across the parking lot from the bank.

Officers set up a perimeter around the clinic and searched inside, but didn't find the suspected robber.

The man is described as between 30 and 40 years old, 5-foot-6 and weighing about 175 pounds.

If you have information about this crime, you're asked to call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8323, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600.

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Photo: A security camera captures an image of the suspect in a Stockton bank robbery. Credit: Stockton Police Department

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