The Santa Monica Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a robbery suspect that held up the Chase Bank located at 1333 4th Street at about 1:25 p.m. on Tuesday, 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.
SMPD Sgt. Richard Lewis said the suspect is described as a male, Black, in his mid-40s, 5’8″, heavyset with a “big belly,” wearing green Dockers pants and a yellow shirt with green stripes and white tennis shoes.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information regarding the robbery 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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