LAPD Searching For Suspect Who Tried Robbing 3 Banks In An Hour in Los Feliz

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Police are looking for a man who robbed one bank after attempting to rob two others in the Los Feliz area today.

In each case, a man described as black and between 40 and 45-years-old passed a demand note, said Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations department.

The first attempt happened at 1:07 p.m. at a Chase bank in the 1600 block of North Vermont Avenue, Madison said. The second attempt occurred about 1:40 p.m. at a Bank of America in the 4500 block of Franklin Avenue, where the suspect passed a note saying a bag he was carrying contained explosives, police said. The bag was described as a lunch sack.

Both times, the man left without receiving any money, but he struck pay dirt on his third attempt, this one about 2:05 p.m. at a Citibank in the 1900 block of North Hillhurst Avenue, according to Madison, who said the man escaped with an undisclosed sum.

The suspect was further described as 6 feet 1 inch to 6 feet 3 inches tall, with a dark complexion, Madison said.

He was wearing a white shirt and sweat pants during the attempt at the Bank of America, police said.

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