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Murrieta Police Investigating Bank Robbery

The robbery was reported just before 3 p.m. Monday at Pacific Western Bank, 41831 Kalmia St. in Murrieta.

Murrieta police investigate a bank robbery Dec. 7, 2013 at Pacific Western Bank, 41831 Kalmia St. (Photo by Maggie Avants)
Murrieta police investigate a bank robbery Dec. 7, 2013 at Pacific Western Bank, 41831 Kalmia St. (Photo by Maggie Avants)
An investigation is underway into the robbery Monday afternoon of a Murrieta bank, a police lieutenant confirmed.

Murrieta police Lt. Ron Driscoll said the robbery was reported just before 3 p.m. Monday at Pacific Western Bank, 41831 Kalmia St.

"...A male suspect presented a note demanding cash and an undisclosed amount of cash was given to the suspect," Driscoll said. "He fled outside the bank."

Driscoll said officers immediately responded and set up a perimeter of the outlying areas in an effort to locate the suspect.

A Riverside County sheriff's helicopter crew assisted in that effort, he said.

The suspect was not immediately located.

The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic man in his 20s, wearing a dark-colored beanie, a dark shirt with an orange undershirt and tan sweat pants.

Driscoll said the robbery would remain under investigation.

As of 4:30 p.m., officers remained on scene.

Anyone with information may call the Murrieta police dispatch line at 951-696-3615 and ask for the on-duty watch commander. Tips may also be provided anonymously through "We Tip" by calling 1-800-78-CRIME.
dick weed December 10, 2013 at 09:54 AM
wow that close to the police dept and they got away, cops where all at the donut shop when the bank was being stuck up haha, glad no one was hurt!!!!
Susan Down December 10, 2013 at 10:25 AM
dick weed - the whole donut shop punch line was worn out long ago. As the Patch website comedian, could you possibly come up with something more original???
Souflikar December 10, 2013 at 02:14 PM
dick isnt a comedian--hes just a dick. hes not even funny by accident.
Just my opinion December 10, 2013 at 05:19 PM
The PD will use every resource to eventually find this drug addict who robbed the bank...plus the FBI also investigate all bank robberies by law....eventually, he will be caught!

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