Huntington Beach

A bank armed robbery suspect is sought

A SUSPECT is sought in the armed robbery of a bank in Huntington Beach.

Huntington Beach police are seeking the public’s help indentifying a man who held up a bank in downtown last week.

According to Officer Angela Bennett of the HBPD, the incident took place on April 30 at about 11:37 a.m. at the First Bank, located at 501 Main St.

A man entered the bank, approached the counter and pointed a handgun at the employees and demanded money.

BANK VIDEO image of suspect in April 30 robbery (GGPD).

The tellers gave the suspect an unknown amount of money, and he fled the bank on foot westbound on Sixth Street. There were no injuries.

Police are describing a white male, 45 to 55 years old, standing 5-foot-6 inches tall, with a medium build, gray hair and light-colored blue or green eyes. He was wearing a blue “hoodie” style sweatshirt, a dark colored “beanie” style knit cap, dark trousers, gray athletic shoes and a white dusk mask over his mouth and nose.

The suspect’s handgun was described as a dark colored semiautomatic.

Anyone who knows the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Huntington Beach Police Department Hotline at (714) 375-5066. Anonymous information can be submitted to 1-800-78-CRIME.

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