SANTA MONICA (CBS) — Police are trying to find a man they say robbed a bank in Santa Monica.

A Chase bank at 1333 4th Street in Santa Monica was robbed at about 1:25 p.m. on Jan. 17. Witnesses told police that the suspect entered the bank, approached a teller and handed her a demand note. After receiving the cash, he fled on foot.

Police say they identified the robber as 46-year-old David Michael Cardwell. He is described as a 5-foot-10, 195-pound black man, with brown hair and eyes.

Anyone with information about the robbery or Cardwell can contact Detective Robert D’Andrea at (310) 458-2201 ext. 6679 or FBI Agent Steve May at (310) 864-7394. Anonymous tips can be made by calling 1-800-78-27463 or online at

Comments (3)
  1. rankin1 says:

    very unusal blacks always rob in 3’s with hoods.

  2. Michael Hernandez says:

    Am I racist if I knew he would be black before I even clicked on the link?

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