A man unsuccessfully tried to rob two banks in a busy commercial area of Los Feliz before getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash from a third bank in the neighborhood on Thursday afternoon, according to LAPD.
The man changed shirts between each attempt, finally succeeding in robbing the Citibank at 1965 N. Hillhurst Ave., according to a police detective on scene.
The man presented a note at each of three bank branches in close proximity to each other, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison said.
The department’s Robbery-Homicide Division, which responds to high-profile crimes, was investigating.
The robber first went to the Chase Bank at 1600 N. Vermont Ave. at 1 p.m., and then hit the Bank of America at 4510 Franklin Ave. at 1:40 p.m., Madison said.
He left both banks with no stolen money, police said. At 2 p.m., he entered the Citibank and successfully robbed it, according to LAPD.
Witnesses described the man in a different colored shirt at each location. He was described by police only as a black man.
No suspect was in custody as of about 5:30 p.m.