Man robs 17th Street bank

A man robbed a bank in the 300 block of 17th Street in Costa Mesa on Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

The robber entered the Wells Fargo branch about 3:30 p.m. and presented a note demanding money, said Sgt. Matt Grimmond of the Costa Mesa Police Department.

The man did not appear to be armed, Grimmond said.

Bank employees complied, and the robber fled with an undisclosed amount of cash out the back of the building.

The man was described as white and about 50 years old. He may have been wearing a mask as he fled east toward a strip mall, according to police.

— Jeremiah Dobruck

Twitter: @jeremiahdobruck

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