SEAL BEACH ( — Police say a man who robbed a Chase Bank in Seal Beach Thursday may be the same man behind recent heists in Laguna Beach and Torrance.

A bank robbery was reported at Chase Bank at 801 Pacific Coast Highway just before 4 p.m. By the time officers arrived, the suspect had fled on foot, in an unknown direction.



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He was described as a white man, about 6’3″, with a thin build, a black or gray top, dark jeans and wearing a black ski mask. The robber was armed with a silver, long-barreled handgun or revolver.

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The Seal Beach suspect’s description was similar to those given in recent bank robberies in Laguna Beach and Torrance.

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Anyone with information about the robberies or the suspect can contact Seal Beach Police Detective Pete Krok at (562) 799-4100, ext. 1110.