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Search Under Way For Suspect In Moreno Valley Bank Robbery

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MORENO VALLEY (CBS) — Authorities Saturday were looking for a man who made off with an undisclosed amount of money after robbing a Moreno Valley bank at gunpoint.

Police responded to the armed robbery at a Bank of America branch in 12500 block of Perris Boulevard about 5:38 p.m. Friday, said police Sgt. Walter Mendez.

According to Mendez, witnesses reported seeing a man hand the bank teller a note demanding money and then brandishing a weapon.

Officers searched the area after the heist but were unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect, who is believed to be in his 30s, was described as a white male, approximately 5-feet-10 to 6-feet tall with heavy build.

He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a zipper in the front, a black baseball hat with a green logo and dark pants.

“The suspect is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached,” Mendez said.

Anyone with more information is encouraged to contact police at (951) 486-6832 or (951) 247-8700 during after hours and on weekends.

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