Photos courtesy FBI.
Photos courtesy FBI.

Authorities on Friday circulated images of a man who on Thursday tried to rob three banks, two in Culver City and one in Los Angeles.

The attempted robberies happened at a Bank of the West branch at 9735 Washington Blvd. and a Wells Fargo Bank branch at 10011 Washington Blvd., both in Culver City, and a Wells Fargo branch at 11116 Palms Ave. in Los Angeles, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.

“During the robberies, the suspect demanded cash in various denominations,” Eimiller said. “According to witnesses, the suspect made a gesture suggesting he had a weapon under his coat. The suspect also made verbal demands for cash and threatened to harm a female victim in one of the banks if his demands were not met.”

In each case, the man fled on foot before receiving any money, she said.

He is described as black, in his early 40s, between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet 2 inches tall and between 180 and 200 pounds.

He can be seen in surveillance images with dreadlock-style hair and wearing a black suit, striped tie and sunglasses.

Anyone with information about the suspect was urged to contact Los Angeles or Culver City police or the FBI.

City News Service

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