Authorities said the matter is now a federal investigation.
It was Berkeley’s third bank robbery of 2022.
The robber was described as a white man in his 60s wearing a dark blue jacket, surgical mask and shorts, police said.
A man took matters into his own hands when thieves burglarized his home, and more in the latest crime roundup.
Police said David Godwin had a knife and a “large wad of cash in his hands” when he was arrested.
Berkeley police reported on several crimes this week. They appear below. Send tips to Berkeleyside with your public safety questions.
Sixty-year-old Edwin Herold was convicted in 2010 of robbing the same Berkeley Mechanics Bank branch that was robbed in October, according to court records.
Police are investigating a bank robbery that happened Monday morning in downtown Berkeley, authorities report.
A TV cameraman was setting up for a shoot when a man with a gun rushed in to take the news station’s $25,000 camera, police said.
Police have arrested an Oakland man on suspicion of three unarmed bank robberies in Berkeley in January and one in Pinole, authorities report.
For the third time in less than a week, an unarmed man took money from a Berkeley bank during a robbery, authorities reported Monday evening.
It’s rare when Berkeley has even one bank robbery, but Wednesday there were two.