Police search for suspect in ATM robberies

Police are seeking help to find a man suspected of ATM robberies in Claremont, Diamond Bar, and Rancho Cucamonga last month.

The Claremont robbery took place at the Chase Bank in the 400 block of North Indian Hill Boulevard. On Wednesday, October 19, around 1:30 a.m., a 22-year-old victim was using the ATM when a Hispanic male pulled out a handgun and demanded $500. The victim only had $100 in his account, withdrew the money, and gave it to the robber, who fled eastbound. Instead of calling 911, the victim went over to a friend’s house, Google searched Claremont Police, and went down to the station to report the incident.

Police have been unable to locate the thief, but have been reviewing surveillance footage of the crime. Similar attacks with a man matching the same description took place within the same week at the Chase Bank in the 1000 block of Grand Avenue in Diamond Bar and Bank of America in the 7000 block of Day Creek Boulevard in Rancho Cucamonga, according to reports.

The man is described as a 25-year-old Hispanic with black hair, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing about 170 pounds. At the time of incident he was wearing white tennis shoes, black sweat pants, and a blue/white checkered hooded sweatshirt.

Any information should be reported to the Claremont Police Department Detective Bureau at 399-5420 or 399-5411.

—Beth Hartnett


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