Police Search for Suspect in Saturday Bank Robbery

Police Search for Suspect in Saturday Bank Robbery

PALM DESERT – The Riverside Sheriff’s Department continues to search for a suspect who robbed 1st Bank and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.

At 11:51 AM on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11:51 AM, 1st-Bank, located at 73000 Highway 111 in Palm Desert reported that they had been the victim of a robbery.  Officers from the Palm Desert Police and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call, but the suspect had already fled.

Witnesses described a lone male suspect who approached a teller and passed a note demanding money. Complying with the demands, the bank teller gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money, at which time the robber fled the scene. The suspect escaped in an unknown vehicle. No firearms or other weapons were used and no one was injured during the robbery.

After arriving at 1st Bank, Police officers conducted a follow up search of the area. However, they were unable to locate the suspect. At this time, Sheriff’s Investigators are reviewing bank surveillance equipment, conducting eyewitness accounts, and following up on any leads they discover. The Sheriff’s Department would like the public’s assistance in solving this crime.

Witnesses described the bank robber as a white male, between 25 and 30 years of age, approximately 5’8” tall and weighing approximately 190 pounds.  The suspect left the scene of the robbery wearing a black shirt, a black baseball cap and dark sunglasses.

The Sheriff’s Department requests that if anyone has information regarding this bank robbery, they contact Investigator Jennifer Higgins at the Palm Desert Sheriff’s station by calling 760-836-1600. Tips can also be received anonymously via the Valley Crime-Stoppers program at 760-341-STOP, and they may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.



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