GARDENA (CBSLA) — Police called off the search for a bank robbery suspect in a Gardena neighborhood just before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Gardena Police Department.
Officers with Gardena PD were assisting the Los Angeles Police Department in the area of Magnolia and Budlong avenues, but the departments failed to locate the suspect.READ MORE: 3 Children Stabbed To Death In Reseda Apartment; Mother Captured In Central California After Going On The Run
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, officers responded to the 4000 block of S. Figueroa at about 10:30 a.m. for a reported bank robbery at the Broadway Bank, but when they arrived, the suspect had escaped on an allegedly stolen black dirt bike with an unknown amount of money.READ MORE: Man in Riverside Barricades Himself Against Police After Shooting His Wife
The suspect was described as an adult male wearing what appeared to be a fake beard.
He allegedly made violent verbal threats while at the bank, but did not have a weapon.MORE NEWS: Couple Reunited With Lost GoPro Camera After Four Years, Thanks To TikTok Users
Police used a tracking device in the money to track him to a building near the intersection of Raymond and Magnolia in Gardena.