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Santa Monica detectives are on scene following an armed robbery at the U.S. Bank branch at 3302 Pico Boulevard.
Photo by Brenton Garen
Santa Monica detectives are on scene following an armed robbery at the U.S. Bank branch at 3302 Pico Boulevard.

News, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard, Police Department

Armed Robber Flees With $4000 From U.S. Bank Branch In Santa Monica

The U.S. Bank at 3302 Pico Boulevard was held up at 2 pm Monday.
Photo by Brenton Garen
The U.S. Bank at 3302 Pico Boulevard was held up at 2 pm Monday.
The branch remains closed until further notice.
Photo by Brenton Garen
The branch remains closed until further notice.

Posted Nov. 4, 2013, 3:03 pm

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

A white male aged in his 30s wearing a cowboy hat got away with about $4,000 cash after an armed robbery at the U.S. Bank branch at 3302 Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica on Monday afternoon.

SMPD Sgt. Jay Moroso told The Mirror officers responded to the branch at 2 pm after the department was notified of the bank robbery.

Moroso said the suspect told the teller he had a gun and motioned to his waistband.

“After obtaining the cash, the suspect fled on foot south from the location out of sight,” Moroso said. “Responding officers were unable to locate the suspect. Detectives were notified and responded to process the scene.”

Moroso said the suspect is described as 5’9” thin build, clean-shaven, wearing a brown cowboy hat, brown t-shirt, and black pants.

A witness inside the bank, who asked not to be named, said he was next in line filling out a deposit slip out at the counter when the robbery occured.

“I looked up and the girl was smiling at me,” the witness said. “There was a guy standing there at the window. The next thing he walked out beside me and ran off.”

Anyone with information is urged to call the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at 310.458.8495.

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Nov. 4, 2013, 4:25:49 pm

M said...

Bet the police woulda caught him if he was a "person of color".

Nov. 4, 2013, 4:42:48 pm

Rob said...

Got in his car nearby and hopped right on the freeway..on-ramp to the 10 is right there.....I'll bet that's what happened....that's why there are more bank robberies in LA then any other city in the US....

Nov. 5, 2013, 11:27:49 am

M said...

No Sharon, turning a blind eye to racism is part of the problem not me for suspecting it. Praise Jeebus.

Nov. 5, 2013, 7:58:22 am

Sharon said...

Too bad you feel that way M, you have become part of the problem! A bank robber is a bank robber in my world! God Bless You

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