Police Arrest Suspects In Robbery Of Ingleside’s Wells Fargo, 6 Other Banks

Wells Fargo on Ingleside's stretch of Ocean Avenue. Image courtesy of Google

Seven banks across the city, including Ingleside’s Well Fargo, were robbed starting in October. All were performed with demanding notes handed to tellers and in some cases the display of a gun.

Last week, San Francisco Police Department officers arrested two men in connection to the seven robberies and suspect them of being involved in other robberies around the Bay Area.

The Wells Fargo robbery occurred at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, according to the Taraval Station crime blotter.

“The victim, a bank employee, reported that the suspect had approached her window and passed over a note that said the suspect was a robber and to give her money,” the entry reads. “After receiving the cash, the suspect immediately fled the area.”

The SFPD Robbery Detail identified two suspects in the series of robberies: Ray Farr, 50, Bryan Alexander, 57, according to a news release.

The SFPD Investigations Bureau and Tactical Units served an arrest warrant for Farr on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, on the 1800 block of Embarcadero in Oakland. 

Farr fled from the officers and dropped a loaded semi-automatic firearm. A search warrant for his hotel room and vehicle returned evidence including thousands of dollars in cash and distinctive clothing.

Alexander was taken into custody by officers without incident on the 500 block of 3rd Street in Oakland. A search warrant on Alexander’s vehicle and his residence returned evidence including thousands of dollars in cash and distinctive clothing.

Farr and Alexander were transported to San Francisco County Jail and booked. Farr was booked on seven counts of robbery, seven counts of burglary, one count of a felon in possession of a firearm, one count of carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle, one count of carrying a concealed firearm, one count of parole violation, and multiple narcotics violations. Alexander was booked on five counts of robbery, five counts of burglary, one count of conspiracy and one count of parole violation.

The investigation remains open. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.