Santa Monica detectives have identified David Michael Cardwell as the suspect involved in the Chase Bank robbery at 1333 4th St. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. Cardwell is still at large.
The 47-year-old is described as African American, 5’10”, 195 pounds, with brown hair and eyes.
Santa Monica Police Department officers responded to Chase Bank located at 1333 4th Street regarding a report of a robbery at about 1:25 p.m. on Jan. 17.
Witnesses reported that a suspect had entered the bank, approached a teller and demanded money by way of a demand note. After receiving cash from the teller, the suspect fled the location on foot.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Cardwell is asked to contact Detective Robert D’Andrea at (310) 458-2201 ext. 6679, Detective Larry Nicols at (310) 458-8939, or Sergeant Ira Rutan at (310) 458-8959 or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495. The public can also call the Federal Bureau of Investigation Agent Steve May at (310) 864-7394.
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