A bank robbery suspect was believed to be barricaded Wednesday in a building in Gardena.
Officers responded to a report of an armed bank heist about 10:30 a.m. in the 4000 block of South Figueroa Street, near the Harbor (110) Freeway, according to Officer Jeff Lee of the Los Angeles Police Department.
The suspect, described as about 6 feet tall and clad in all black clothing, had already fled the scene on a dirt bike by the time officers arrived at the bank, Lee said.
With the help of witnesses and a tracking device in the stolen currency, police tracked the unidentified suspect to the 1300 block of Magnolia Avenue, near Normandie Avenue, in Gardena, where he’s believed to be holed up, Lee said.
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