Robber Hides Behind Hockey Playoff Fever

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – A man who robbed the Pleasant Hill branch of Pacific Service CU used the playoff fever gripping the region’s hockey fans by donning a San Jose Sharks hockey shirt and team hat during a Tuesday holdup.

Police acknowledged the description will be difficult to trace the robber because of the thousands of local hockey fans wearing similar garb during this week’s NHL playoffs. “With the Sharks in the playoffs right now, I'm sure he's not the only one out there wearing that gear,” said a police detective.

The suspect entered the branch around 2:15 p.m., demanded cash and threatened the teller. The teller gave the man the cash, and he then escaped.

 

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