[UPDATE Thursday: Better Photos] Bank Robbery in Eureka This Morning! Officers Search for Fedora Wearing Suspect

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Provident Credit union on Central Avenue in Eureka was robbed by fedora wearing man about 11:19 this morning. Besides the fedora, the man was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark glasses, and black pants. He had a black handgun.

According to Brittany Powell spokesperson for the Eureka Police, “Officers are on scene right now searching for the suspect and speaking with employees.” If surveillance photos are available, the department will make them available as soon as possible.

UPDATE 2 p.m.: Press release from the Eureka Police Department:

Surveillance camera stillOn July 27, 2016, at about 11:19 a.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to a bank on the 2900 block of Central Avenue in Eureka for the report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The bank teller told officers that the suspect brandished a black handgun and demanded money. The suspect then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. It is unknown if the suspect left the area on foot or in a vehicle.

The suspect is described as a white male adult, 25-30 years old, about 6’3”, medium build. He was described as wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark glasses, black pants, light colored fedora style hat, and armed with a black handgun.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to call Detective Sergeant Patrick O’Neill at (707) 268-5261.

UPDATE Thursday: Better photos from the surveillance camera.
Updated Robbery Pictures from 7/28/16

Updated Robbery Pictures 1
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Note: The name of the Credit Union was incorrectly reported as Providence in an earlier version of this story.

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