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Local News in Brief : Huntington Beach : Bank Bandit Delivers Note and Takes Cash

A lone bandit robbed a Union Bank branch Tuesday in Huntington Beach and escaped with an undetermined amount of cash, authorities said.

The holdup occurred about 10:40 a.m. at the bank branch in the 17100 block of Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach Police Lt. Bill Mamelli said.

Mamelli said the robber entered the bank, approached a teller and presented a threatening note. The teller gave money to the man, and he fled on foot, Mamelli said, adding, “No vehicle was seen.”

No one was hurt in the incident.

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Mamelli said the suspect was described as a Latino about 30 to 40 years of age, 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with a heavy build and “salt-and-pepper-colored hair.”


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