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UPDATE: Search Still on For Bank Robbers

The armed robbery was reported at 9:16 a.m. Friday at Wells Fargo, 38955 Sky Canyon Drive in unincorporated Murrieta.

UPDATE 2:30 p.m. April 6:

Two masked suspects in a bank robbery today at a Wells Fargo branch in unincorporated Murrieta are still on the loose, according to a statement released by police.

"The investigation revealed two suspects entered the bank, brandished hand guns and demanded money from a teller," said sheriff's Sgt. Andy Woods, in a news release.

Woods said deputies were "quickly on scene" after the 9:15 a.m. hold up. Investigators believe the suspects ran north from the bank, then left in a waiting car. No witnesses could give a description of the car, he said.

Both suspects were described as black or Hispanic men in their mid-20s, 5-feet- 10-inches tall and about 180 pounds. Both wore ski masks, Woods said.

One suspect wore a long-sleeved black hooded sweatshirt and jeans, and was armed with a chrome revolver handgun, according to the sergeant.

The other wore a long-sleeved gray sweatshirt and jeans, and was armed with an unknown-type black semi-automatic handgun, Woods said.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Police were searching for armed bank robbers today.

The armed robbery was reported at 9:16 a.m. Friday at in unincorporated Murrieta.

Witnesses told deputies two men with handguns held up the bank and escaped before law enforcement arrived.

Local law enforcement set up a perimeter and dispatched a helicopter and bloodhound to search for the suspects.

The suspected robbers were initially described as two black men. One was wearing a hooded sweatshirt; the other was wearing a ski mask. Temecula police Lt. Rick Young said their descriptions had not been confirmed yet, however.

An employee of the bank was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000.

Sandi April 06, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Vicki. Hmmm nothing better to do???
mary haines April 07, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Glad no one was hurt.
Mr. Logical April 07, 2012 at 01:44 AM
9:16 a.m. robbery...I guess they had their day organized and planned. I wonder if they had breakfast and coffee together first? I hope their plans for the future are changed when they get caught.
Gigi April 07, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Apparently the only skin that was showing was their hands. So...only folks with brown skin are mexicans and blacks? Are you kidding?
diamond carter June 28, 2012 at 03:53 PM
I was there and they were BLACK, that doesnt mean anything white male and females rob banks no one is being prejudice, its was just a fact.

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