Republic Bank in Palmdale Robbed

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and federal agents were searching for a man who robbed a bank in Palmdale just after it opened Thursday morning, authorities said.

The robber, described as a long-haired man 20 to 25 years old who was wearing a green shirt, told a teller at the California Republic Bank on Division Street that he had a gun under a newspaper he was carrying, said Sheriff's Sgt. Gunars Heine. The man ordered the teller to fill a blue pillowcase with cash and escaped in a red pickup truck, authorities said.

Heine did not specify the amount of money stolen but said it was less than $5,000.

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