Police seek bank robbery suspect

Huntington Beach police are asking for the public's help to locate a male suspect of a Huntington Beach bank robbery.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot-2, heavy-set, 30-year-old black or Latino man wearing a dark Detroit Tigers baseball cap, a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

The man entered the Bank of the West at Brookhurst Street and Garfield Avenue at around 9:47 a.m. Thursday. He is accused of walking up to a teller and handing her a note demanding money.

The suspect allegedly threatened the teller not to activate the alarm or he would harm her.

When the man was given the money, he asked for his note back and left the bank. He was last seen walking east from the bank.

Police searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The man is believed to have committed several other bank robberies in Southern California, according to police.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Detective Gary Kim at (714) 536-5955 or Sgt. Dale Shields at (714) 536-5948.

—Britney Barnes

Twitter: @britneyjbarnes

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