Masked gunman robs bank in Imperial Beach

IMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) – A masked man armed with a handgun robbed a South Bay bank this afternoon. The thief confronted a teller at the Chase Bank branch office in the 1100 block of Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach and demanded cash about 3 p.m., according to sheriff’s officials.

After the clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of money, the robber left the building and fled in a vehicle of unknown make and model, Lt. Juan Marquez said.

The bandit was described as a roughly 5-foot 8-inch, 140-pound black man wearing jeans, a red or orange sweatshirt and a ski mask pulled down over his face.

He remained at large in the early evening, Marquez said.

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