Photos courtesy Huntington Beach Police Department.
Photos courtesy Huntington Beach Police Department.

A hard-hat-wearing suspect on Friday robbed the second of two banks in Orange County in a week’s time.

The suspect, who robbed a U.S. Bank branch in Huntington Beach on Oct. 11, struck again today, this time at the Cathay Bank branch at 2263 N. Tustin St. in Orange, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.

Today’s robbery happened about 10:35 a.m. The suspect handed a note to a teller threatening that he had a weapon, but he did not show one during the stickup, Eimiller said.

The suspect was wearing a hard hat and a vest, Eimiller said.

He wore the same outfit about 9:25 a.m. Oct. 11, during a stickup of a U.S. Bank branch in the  9000 block of Garfield Avenue, Eimiller said.

The suspect is a white man about 5-foot 10 inches to 6 feet tall, with a medium build, 25 to 30 years old.

In both stickups he told a teller he wanted to make a withdrawal before announcing the robbery.

— City News Service

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