Los Angeles police are searching for two women after the pair allegedly robbed a Chase Bank at gunpoint in North Hills on Friday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The robbery occurred around 12:19 p.m. at a Chase Bank in the 9100 block of Sepulveda Boulevard.
The women were "extremely violent" during the incident, ordered victims inside the bank to the floor and committed a "takeover" robbery, according to a LAPD press release.
Yesenia Gomez, a Chase Bank customer, said she narrowly escaped being caught up in the melee with the doors locked by the time she arrived.
“A lot of us were trying to go inside the bank, and they had the doors closed," she said. "They weren’t anybody go inside or come outside, and they were fighting.”
The women allegedly fled the scene after the robbery and police set up a search perimeter between Tupper Street, the 405 Freeway, Burnet Avenue and Nordhoff Street.
It was unclear how the women were able to make such a clean getaway while the location's doors were sealed, and police did not say whether a getaway car was involved.
One suspect is described as black woman last seen wearing purple gloves, a white t-shirt, black yoga pants, a baseball hat and sunglasses.
She is shown in surveillance footage carrying a bag with black and white stripes and a pink bottom that was used for stolen cash.
The other suspect, who was allegedly armed with a handgun, is described as black woman last seen wearing black gloves, a white t-shirt, a tan baseball hat, sunglasses and black yoga pants.