A man robbed the Mechanics Bank on Shattuck near Bancroft Way Monday afternoon, but was quickly apprehended by police.

The robber walked into the bank around 1:39 pm and handed the teller a note demanding cash. He left the bank and was quickly apprehended by police just a few blocks away on Harold Way.

Police are still investigating the crime and have not yet released the name of the suspect.

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  1. The suspect was already on parole. Any day now we can count on thousands of early release parolees ( court ordered ) return to their home districts into an overwhelmed and essentially non existent supervision program, until busted again……