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Newport Beach police seek to ID suspect in bank robbery

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Newport Beach police are trying to identify this man, who is suspected in a bank robbery on Friday.
(Newport Beach Police Department)

The Newport Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a bank robbery Friday.

The man, pictured in surveillance images, entered the Citibank branch at 1100 Newport Center Drive around 10:15 a.m. carrying a red reusable Target bag, handed the teller a note that said he had a bomb and then demanded cash, police said.

The man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police believe the same man was involved in a Chase Bank robbery in Oceanside and an attempted robbery at a Wells Fargo in Escondido on Tuesday.

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Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Newport Beach police Det. Jason Prince at (949) 644-3762.


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