Covina Police are looking for three suspects who robbed Covina’s Bank of the West at 770 S. Citrus Avenue.
On January 7th at approximately 10:54am, three African-American males in their mid-20s, wearing dark clothes with white hoods, sunglasses and gloves, entered the bank, one armed with a handgun.
According to Covina police Sgt. Gregg Peterson, the three men immediately ordered all of the customers and employees to lie on the floor. Two of the suspects jumped over the counter and then removed an undisclosed amount of cash from several tellers’ drawers. The suspects ran out of the bank, entered what is believed to be a small white SUV-type vehicle, and quickly drove away.
Although Covina Police Lt. Tim Doonan said one employee was treated at the scene for anxiety, Sgt. Peterson added that there are no injuries attributed to the robbery.
“Because it is a federal crime, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken over the investigation,” Peterson noted. “Covina Police will serve as the liaison for the case. We are working in partnership with the FBI.”
Crime Voice has contacted the FBI for further information and is awaiting their reply.
The police have released several pictures from the bank’s surveillance video to help investigators identify and locate the men. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Covina Police Department Detective Bureau at (626) 384-5620, the watch commander at (626) 384-5665 or anonymously at Crime Stoppers (800) 222-8477. Refer to case No. 16-00593.