Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

Two robberies, one of cash, the other of a bag of documents, occurred Wednesday night outside banks on Barranca Parkway in Irvine.

The cash robbery occurred around 7:15 p.m. at a drive-through automated teller machine at a Wells Fargo branch in the 4800 block of Barranca Parkway, Irvine Police Department Public Information Officer Farrah Emami said.

The victim was threatened with a knife as he made a withdrawal, stabbed in his hands and a wrist and hospitalized, Emami said.

The suspect was described as a male in his 20s, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with light eyes and untidy, shaggy blond hair. He was wearing a dark hooded jacket, with a dark mask covering his nose and mouth.

Less than 30 minutes earlier, a woman carrying a bank bag in the U.S. Bank parking lot in the 4100 block of Barranca Parkway was pushed from behind and had the bag taken from her.

The bag only contained paperwork and the victim was not injured, Emami said.

It was not known if the two robberies were related, Emami said.

—City News Service

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