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Man demands money from Huntington Beach bank; suspect is arrested

A man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of trying to rob a Wells Fargo bank branch inside a supermarket in the 19000 block of Goldenwest Street in Huntington Beach, police said.
A man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of trying to rob a Wells Fargo bank branch inside a supermarket in the 19000 block of Goldenwest Street in Huntington Beach, police said.
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A Huntington Beach man was arrested on suspicion of trying to rob a bank while saying he had a weapon, police said.

Just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, a man approached a Wells Fargo branch inside a Ralphs supermarket in the 19000 block of Goldenwest Street in Huntington Beach and said he had a weapon and asked for money, according to police Officer Angela Bennett.

A bank employee started working on the man’s demand while another teller called 911. Police officers arrived shortly after, Bennett said.

The man saw the officers and tried to get away, Bennett said.

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Sean Michael Bryant, 30, was arrested on suspicion of robbery and resisting a police officer, according to the Huntington Beach Police Department arrest log.

FBI agents also responded to the scene.

Bryant was transferred to federal custody and booked on suspicion of attempted bank robbery. He is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate judge in Santa Ana on Thursday, according to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.

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