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Two bank holdups occurred within an hour of each other Friday — one in Brea and the other in Yorba Linda across the street from the Nixon Presidential Library.
Authorities suspect the heists were the work of the same robber, who may have also held up a third bank in Valencia earlier this month.
The Comerica bank branch at 2500 E. Imperial Highway was robbed at 12:09 p.m., and the Opus Bank branch at 17672 Yorba Linda Blvd. was held up about 1 p.m., according to Laura Eimiller of the FBI.
Investigators think it might be the same bandit, based on similar suspect descriptions. The FBI is also looking into whether the suspect robbed a U.S. Bank branch at 28313 Newhall Ranch Road in Valencia on Feb. 10, Eimiller said.
In the Valencia heist, the suspect held up a note — written in red marker — demanding cash, Eimiller said.
The suspect in Friday’s heists was described as a heavyset white man who wore a fedora with a black band and glasses, Eimiller said. According to Brea police Lt. Darrin Devereux he appeared to be in his 40s, about 5-foot-8, and was clad in blue jeans and a white long-sleeve shirt.
The robber made off with an undisclosed amount of money after handing a teller a note announcing the holdup, Devereux said.
No one was injured in either holdup Friday afternoon.
— City News Service
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