Police call off search for armed robbery suspect in Gardena

(FOX 11)

A man who robbed a Los Angeles bank today was tracked to Gardena, but was nowhere to be found when police entered a building where they thought he was holed up.

Officers responded to a report of an armed bank heist about 10:30 a.m. in the 4000 block of South Figueroa Street, near the Harbor (110) Freeway, according to Officer Jeff Lee of the Los Angeles Police Department.

(FOX 11)

The unidentified suspect, described as about 6 feet tall and clad in all black clothing, had already fled the scene on a dirt bike by the time officers arrived at the bank, Lee said.

Police tracked the suspect to a building in the 1300 block of Magnolia Avenue, near Normandie Avenue, in Gardena, but called off the search before 5:30 p.m. after realizing he was not inside, according to Lee and Officer Tony Im of the LAPD.