Man robbed at gunpoint of $10,000 cash outside Sherman Oaks bank, police say

Google street view of Wells Fargo bank building in Sherman Oaks
The Wells Fargo bank branch in Sherman Oaks, where a man was robbed at gunpoint of $10,000 in cash in the parking lot outside the bank.
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A Sherman Oaks man was robbed at gunpoint of $10,000 in cash outside a Wells Fargo Bank branch in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles police said.

The robbery occurred about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the branch in the 14600 block of Ventura Boulevard, police said. The victim, who identified himself only as William in an interview with KTLA, said he was walking to his car when he was approached by a man with a gun.

“I was just like, ‘Don’t shoot, don’t shoot,’” the man told KTLA. “He stood with the gun right in my face.”


The incident was caught on video by a nearby security camera. In the video, the victim can be seen walking through the bank’s parking lot when a man wearing a white shirt and white shorts jumps out of the back seat of a dark-colored Mercedes and approaches him.

The victim jumps over a retaining wall and throws away the bag of cash. The thief then grabs the bag and gets back in the vehicle, which drives away.

The victim told KTLA he believes he was purposely targeted in the attack.

No arrests have been made, police said, and the incident remains under investigation.