Man sought in connection to September 2 robbery
By Sam Catanzaro
Santa Monica police are searching for a suspect wanted for robbing a Wilshire Boulevard bank recently.
According to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD), on September 2, 2022 at approximately 4:10 p.m., a bank robbery occurred at the US Bank located at 1401 Wilshire Boulevard.
“The suspect entered the location and handed the teller a bag with writing on it. The writing indicated the intent to rob the bank. The teller placed a large sum of US currency in the bag and the suspect proceeded to walk out the north doors of the business with the money,” the SMPD said in a press release.
According to the SMPD, he was last seen running northbound in the 1100 block of the alley east of 14th Street.
The suspect is described by police as a white male, 30-45 years old, unknown color hair, blue eyes, 5’10-6’0, 170-190 lbs wearing at the time of the crime a blue bucket hat, glasses, gray long sleeve sweater with red zippers, dark pants and black shoes.
The Santa Monica Police Department encourages anyone with information about the identification and whereabouts of the described male pictured above to contact Detective Ismael Tavera at 310- 458-2256, Ismael.Tavera@santamonica.gov, or Sergeant Ryan Gradle at 310-458-8418, Ryan.Gradle@santamonica.gov.