Suspect Uses Fake Bomb In Attempted Arcadia Bank Robbery

ARCADIA ( — Police Wednesday were searching for suspect who tried to rob a San Gabriel Valley bank.

The lone male suspect entered the Citibank located at 100 South First Avenue in Arcadia around 1:20 p.m. Monday, Arcadia police said.

“The suspect showed the teller a small black case which he said contained a bomb.  The suspect demanded money and said the device would detonate if the teller did not comply,” Sgt. Tom Le Veque said.

The teller told detectives that the suspect grew impatient, appeared nervous and fled the bank on foot before taking any cash.

The suspect is described as a male Caucasian, between 23 and 30 years old, about 5 feet 6 inches tall,  and 160 pounds. He has brown hair and was wearing a red long sleeve sweater and tan baggy shorts at the time of the attempted robbery.

Anyone with information on this crime should call the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5150.


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