The suspect, who has been dubbed the "Headband Bandit," robbed the Wells Fargo at 3134 California St. last Thursday afternoon. (Courtesy FBI)

FBI seeks public’s help identifying Laurel Heights bank robber

The FBI is asking for the public’s help to identify a woman who allegedly robbed a Wells Fargo bank at gunpoint Thursday afternoon in San Francisco’s Laurel Heights neighborhood.

The suspect, who has been dubbed the “Headband Bandit” robbed the Wells Fargo at 3134 California St. around 1:50 p.m., according to FBI officials.

The woman allegedly entered the bank, approached the teller and handed him a note demanding money, before pointing a gun at him. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash the suspect then fled the bank on foot, police said.

Responding officers were unable to locate her.

She’s described as a woman initially believed to be in her 30s, and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a black athletic sweatband. She is about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a medium build, according to FBI officials.

Surveillance cameras were able to capture images of the suspect.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact the FBI at (415) 553-7400 or at https://tips.fbi.gov/.

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