TORRANCE (CBSLA.com) — Help is needed Wednesday to identify a man who robbed a teenage girl with a baseball bat for “money to feed his family.”

Torrance police say the robbery happened in front of a Chase Bank, 2121 Torrance Blvd., on Nov. 9, 2016 at about 10 p.m.

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The man forced the victim, a teenage girl, to withdraw $500, telling her “he needed the money to feed his family”, Torrance police Sgt. Ronald Harris said.

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(credit: Torrance Police Department)

(credit: Torrance Police Department)

Surveillance videos caught images of the robbery as it happened. The man, wearing a black Adidas cap and a brown jacket, was armed with what appears to be a metal bat. In one image, he is holding the girl by the head with one hand as she covers her face with both her hands.

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Anyone with information about the man’s identity or the robbery can call the Torrance Police Special Investigations Division at (310) 618-5709.