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Chase Bank In Temecula Held Up By Profane Robber

The robber is described as a black male in his late 20s to early 30s with a "buzz haircut" and square reading glasses.

Updated at 5:20 p.m Sept. 18 with information from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

A Temecula Chase Bank was robbed today by a man who used "a lot of profanity" and threatened employees with a gun, according to an FBI spokeswoman.

The robbery occurred Tuesday at approximately 11 a.m. at the 29640 Rancho California Road Chase Bank location, according to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.

The robber, described as a black male in his late 20s to early 30s with a "buzz haircut" wearing square reading glasses, a beige shirt and burgundy pants, allegedly made multiple threats to bank employees.

"He threatened with a gun and used profanity," Eimiller said.

There were "no physical injuries," Eimiller continued.

The suspect allegedly gave a teller a note demanding money, and advised he had an explosive device with him, according to a news release written by Temecula Police Lt. Doug McGrew.

The robber demanded $50 and $100 bills and was carrying a dark bag with a dark strap, Eimiller said, noting that the suspect made away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect was seen driving away in an older, silver-colored Chrysler PT Cruiser, McGrew said. He was seen heading westbound on Rancho California Road toward Interstate 15, the lieutenant said.

The bank was still closed as of 2 p.m. Tuesday and some Riverside County Sheriff's Department police tape was spotted on scene.

A pink notice was taped to the front door of the branch, telling customers the bank was closed due to an "emergency." The ATMs were still in operation, but customers who needed in-branch service were asked to go to Chase branches at Ynez Road and Winchester Road, or on Margarita Road.

Anyone with information on the robbery was asked to call the Temecula Police Department's Detective Bureau at 951-696-3000.

what do you think? September 19, 2012 at 01:58 PM
they need security guards at all banks. the bank by taco bell always has security walking around.
Jerry Simeon September 19, 2012 at 03:01 PM
As I've said so many times on this site.... Riverside and San Berdo counties need a local TV station for local news and programming.... (jobs, jobs, jobs) This would also be extremely helpful to police and citizens in emergencies, fires, and criminal activity. For local businesses along with local community activities, it would be invaluable.
Adrian September 19, 2012 at 06:38 PM
@JJ and O-Really... Wow, can't you at least try to be a little more subtle on the racism? I mean, feel how you must but at least try not to look so foolish whilst dishing out your opinions. O-Really, this man looks nothing like the face-tattooed perp from the Apple Store burglary. Other than the fact that both perps are black men, do they really have similar appearances? And JJ, that Obama remark just seems like a cheap dig. Being black is not necessarily a determining factor in this man's political leanings, nor is a propensity toward crime telling of his persuasions.
Net September 19, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Adrian: Subtle? What about the white trash comment you made about most of the people living in the IE and Temecula? What type of racist slur would you call that?
Guy Foxwell September 19, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Of course not! Defending yourself in California is a crime!
Guy Foxwell September 19, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Armed Security Guards in California are NOT allowed to brandish their weapon except in self defense. Observe and report is all they can do. Only sworn peace officers can confront armed suspects. Thank your state legislature for that.
Guy Foxwell September 19, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Not at all. What I am saying is that criminals know that private citizens are "unarmed targets" here in Californian. In a "right to carry state" you find less armed robberies because like this typically get shot as soon as they brandish a weapon. I am guessing you don't believe in the second amendments intent?
Guy Foxwell September 19, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Clearly you are a bored and likely unemployed person with nothing better to do. Look up the definition of "troll".
Guy Foxwell September 19, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Troll!
Adrian September 19, 2012 at 08:25 PM
O-really, which "white trash" comment?
Adrian September 19, 2012 at 08:36 PM
@Steve Newman, I wasn't saying anything about crime stats. I just think it's ridiculous that JJ and O were going down the "they all look the same and vote for Obama" path. It's the cheap way to do it!
Net September 19, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Adrian: My apologies, wrong guy. Also, the guy in this crime is darker. So, no "they all don't look the same" At first, my thoughts were that this guy and the other guy must be related somehow. Their facial features look alike, minus the tattoos and glasses.
Maxx September 19, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Its Carlton Banks with a filthy mouth!. Glad everyone is ok.
Adrian September 19, 2012 at 09:19 PM
@O-really, no problem. I have no problem when someone calls me out on something I've said, as long as I've actually said it haha! Perhaps I jumped the gun by lumping you in with JJ, et al. The two perps don't look similar to me but, if they did to you and that's why you made that comment, then I apologize. I am so used to the racial hyperbole on here that I might be too quick to make assumptions.
JJ Mclure September 19, 2012 at 11:07 PM
blacks admit to voting for obama because he's black
JJ Mclure September 19, 2012 at 11:09 PM
why are the black panthers standing outside the voting booth is Chicago.....certainly not there to help the whites vote.
Sasha September 20, 2012 at 01:27 AM
More Blacks and Mexicans are in jail because they are TARGETED more and they have HIGHEr incarceration rates for the EXACT SAME CRIME!!! These are facts...look em up.How Do I know....That's my Job. signed..MRS.Officer.
Sasha September 20, 2012 at 01:29 AM
They tell us to target Blacks and Mexicans and White people who are in Minority neighborhoods,But I PROMISE you ALL races commit crime! I will admit that most people who commit robberies have Substance abuse problems..not neccesarily a particular race.
joe September 20, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Ya they tell you to target and like a good little puppy you guys obey . Instead of obeying that oath which you swore to God himself you cops ignore it . Look at you cops wont hesitate to put on riot gear and shoot tearfas at ppl who have the right to assemble . But you defend the real criminals while fighting us who rally for freedom .Im glad you took that oath in vain.
Adrian September 20, 2012 at 07:05 AM
JJ, once again, apples and oranges here cowboy. Hold your horses for a second. We are not talking about Black Panthers and voting booths. We are talking about the particular individual wanted for this crime. There is no way, in principle, that we can make any assumption as to his political leanings. Maybe he is a GOP poster child in his non criminal endeavors.
Dog September 20, 2012 at 01:00 PM
I find this whole article quite racialist, the poor man had lost his EBT card eariler and was just asking for it back...
JJ Mclure September 20, 2012 at 01:05 PM
it's because they are criminals
JJ Mclure September 20, 2012 at 01:06 PM
if he was GOP he'd buy the bank
Jerry Simeon September 20, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Temecula Patch - These comments are proof positive that the people in this area are cracked beyond repair. We all have our prejudices, inclinations, and secrets, but why do we nee to be so revealing and altruistic to our basest character and emotions on a public forum?....... just askin'
Jerry Simeon September 20, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Obviously this guy is an idiot or more desperate than the rest of us.
TVOR September 20, 2012 at 03:42 PM
That picture makes me think of the "nation of islam" or "black panthers".
Temecula resident September 20, 2012 at 09:26 PM
OMG. All of you blatant racists here are JUST JOKING right? I truly thought that our society on the whole had progressed past this kind of ignorant crap... If in fact you aren't joking then you all must have gigantic inferiority complexes. That IS a problem that you can work on.
john September 20, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Steve Newman ur ignorant and cheap. Ur just mad cause Obama promised to save ur home and now ur living in a trailer park with the rest of ur nra buddies.
JJ Mclure September 21, 2012 at 01:23 PM
it's called mankind....get over it
Jerry Simeon September 21, 2012 at 03:29 PM
We are living in an information age (21st century A.D.). Knowledge is the key element in intellectual pursuits that transform or change our society. Ihat apparently escapes the notice of too many (ignorance). For some its entertainment, for others it's utilitarian and a necessity to get out their message or to absorb it. Get it?? Knowledge, intellect, change?? I see where you stand on this.

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