Robbers who hit at least seven banks in San Francisco arrested

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Two suspects behind bank robberies across San Francisco were arrested by the police, KPIX 5 reported.

The robbers are said to have attacked at least seven banks in city neighborhoods, in the period between October to November last year, the San Francisco Police Department said in a statement.

They first victimized a bank located on the 500 block of Buckingham Way on Oct. 20 last year, followed by one on the 2100 block of Fillmore Street on the 29th of the same month.

For November, they attacked a bank at 1500 block of Van Ness Avenue on the 5th; one on the 4600 block of Mission Street on the 15th; and another on the 1000 block of Taraval Street on the 18th.

The robbery continues on the 23rd, victimizing a bank located on the 1100 block of Ocean Avenue and on the 29th on the 4000 block of 24th Street.

Money seized during the arrests of two people suspected in several San Francisco bank robberies.
(San Francisco Police Department)

The robbers used the same strategy in hitting the banks, with one of the suspects giving the bank teller a threatening message to demand money. Police said there are some instances when the suspect would show off firearms to threaten bank tellers.

The two suspects, both from San Francisco, were identified by investigators and were issued with search warrants.

The first suspect was arrested last Dec. 29, with evidence on his involvement in the series of bank robberies confiscated from a hotel room nearby. Police said the evidence included cash and clothes.

He was identified as Ray Farr, 50, who faces several charges connected to burglary and was also accused of violating parole and narcotics.

Meanwhile, the second suspect was found by investigators on the 500 block of 3rd Street in Oakland. He was identified as Bryan Alexander, 57, who possessed cash as evidence of the bank robberies.

The two are held without bail, court records said.