PLEASANTON -- A middle-aged man with a phony French accent robbed a Pleasanton bank branch Monday morning, and police are asking for the public's help identifying him.

Authorities said the man walked into the Comerica Bank at 600 Main Street and showed the teller a handgun as he demanded money, Lt. Jim Knox said. The employee handed over an undisclosed amount of cash to the man, who police say tried to disguise his voice with a bad French accent.

The suspect, whose image was captured on bank surveillance tapes, is described as a white man between 45 and 50 years old, standing between 6 feet 3 inches and 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighing between 230 and 250 pounds. He is unshaven with a light mustache and brown hair, and was wearing a light green button-down shirt, black pants and black rimmed glasses. The man left the bank on foot, and no vehicles were seen.

Man is sought in the  robbery of the Comerica Bank  on Main Street in downtown Pleasanton, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.
Man is sought in the robbery of the Comerica Bank on Main Street in downtown Pleasanton, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. (Pleasanton Police)

Anyone with information about the suspect or the robbery is asked to contact Pleasanton police at 925-931-5100.

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