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.