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Indio Bank Robbed For Second Time in Less Than One Month, Possibly By Same Man

"We suspect it might be the same suspect as before, but we're not sure yet," an Indio police spokesman said, referring to an April 18 heist at the same branch, which was also robbed on Feb. 18, prior to Wednesday's holdup.

Photo via Google Maps.
Photo via Google Maps.

A U.S. Bank branch in Indio was robbed Wednesday for the third time since Feb. 18.

The robbery at Highway 111 and Monroe Street was reported at 1:10 p.m. A man gave a teller a note demanding money, the teller complied, and the suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured and no weapon was seen, although the man pretended to have a weapon in his waistband, Ben Guitron of the Indio Police Department said.

"We suspect it might be the same suspect as before, but we're not sure yet," he said, referring to an April 18 heist at the branch.

The robber crossed Monroe Street and got into an SUV, Guitron said.

The suspect was described as Latino, 30 to 50 years old, 5 feet 3 to 5 feet 6 inches tall, 130 to 150 pounds, with short hair and a mustache. He was wearing sunglasses, a black baseball cap with a white patch, a white long- sleeved dress shirt with dark stripes, camouflage pants, and black shoes with white rims.

The getaway vehicle was a brown Ford Explorer with a roof rack and dark rims on both rear tires.

Anyone with information about the suspect was asked to call police at (760) 391-4057 or Coachella Valley Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-7867.

In the April 18 robbery, a man -- also wearing a baseball cap -- gave the teller a note demanding money and rode off on a black BMX bicycle with an undisclosed amount of cash.


— City News Service.



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