LOCAL : Banks Robbed in Tustin, Irvine
Two Orange County banks were robbed about 17 minutes apart late this morning, and police said the same man may have committed both robberies.
Tustin police said a man entered the California Federal Savings Bank at 14232 Redhill Ave. at 11:17 a.m. and indicated to a teller that he had a bomb in his briefcase. He then forced two bank employees into a vault, returned to their teller stations and took an undetermined amount of cash. Police said the other bank tellers did not notice that a robbery was in progress. The robber fled.
The suspect was described as a light-complexioned Latino, 23 to 27 years old, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and heavily built. He was wearing a full-length tan trench coat, a Panama hat, black trousers and what appeared to be prescription glasses.
At about 11 a.m. in Irvine, an unarmed man demanded money from a teller at a Security Pacific National Bank branch at Culver Drive and Walnut Avenue, Irvine police said. The man escaped with an undetermined amount of money.