Gunman Sought in Corona Del Mar Bank Robbery
Police are seeking a man who held up a Corona del Mar bank at gunpoint Thursday, then fled the scene on an electric bicycle, authorities said.
The heist unfolded about 3:50 p.m. at OneWest Bank, 3700 E. Coast Highway, the Newport Beach Police Department said in a written statement.
“The suspect entered the bank and brandished a black semiautomatic handgun as he demanded money from the teller,” according to the statement. He obtained about $8,000 dollars.
There were no customers inside the bank at the time, and no injuries were reported, police said.
The robber fled the area on a black electric bicycle, officials said.
Images from the robbery show the gunman wearing sunglasses, a black beanie, a suit jacket, a button-down shirt and white gloves.
“The suspect may have stuffed a pillow inside his shirt to display a different body characteristic,” the police statement said.
Anyone with information was urged to contact Newport Beach police Detective Mike Fletcher at 949-644-3779.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misstated the city in which the crime occurred. The article has been updated.