Search for bat-wielding man who robbed teenage girl at ATM in Torrance

A terrified teen covers her face as a man armed with a baseball bat forces her to withdraw $500 from an ATM in Torrance.

The crime occurred about 10 p.m. Nov. 9 in front of a Chase Bank at 2121 Torrance Blvd., the Torrance Police Department reported.

"The suspect, armed with a (baseball) bat, forced the victim to withdraw $500 stating he needed the money to feed his family," a police statement said.

Police released a sketch of the suspect, along with security photos. He was described as Hispanic, in his 20's, 5 '10, 220 pounds, with a thin mustache.

Anyone knowing the man's identity was urged to call the Torrance Police Special Investigations Division at (310) 618-5709.

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