Police nabbed an alleged bank robber at a downtown construction site after his evasive tactics led him to the end of a catwalk overlooking a 40-foot hole, witnesses said.
At 5:34 p.m., multiple men robbed the Wells Fargo at 1 California St. after at least one of them passed a note to a teller and made off with an undisclosed amount of money, police Sgt. Neville Gittens said.
After a quick chase around the Transbay Terminal, police took one black male into custody. Gittens said the money was recovered.
A witness at the construction site said the alleged suspect came down First Street, cut through the terminal, crossed Fremont Street, and ran into an alley on the south side of the terminal.
The suspect then cut back north and climbed over a 10-foot fence with barbed wire only to end up on a catwalk at a construction site on the corner of Mission and Beale streets.The catwalk ultimately ended with two ladders going down into a 40-foot deep hole. The suspect was taken into custody by police at the end of the catwalk, according to the witness. Police were still investigating the incident at press time.