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.

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...