Bank of America Robbery in Anaheim Produces a Bomb Scare and Many Suspect Photos

It's usually rather ho-hum when authorities send a notice about seeking a bank robber, notices that are often accompanied by a surveillance photo or two of the baddie in action.

But with the latest release from the Anaheim Police Department came five different shots of a guy who robbed a Bank of America on Euclid Street on Monday.

One even shows him getting on a getaway bike.

Why so many?

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Perhaps it's what he left behind ... and the gray hairs it produced.

The robbery of the BofA branch at 1818 S. Euclid St. happened about 5 p.m. Monday, when the man informed a teller he had a bomb and demanded money, according to Anaheim Police Sgt. Bob Dunn, the department spokesman.

He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash and hopped onto a blue bicycle to get away.

But he left behind a device that bank employees thought was a bomb, forcing the evacuation of the building. When officers arrived, they also evacuated neighboring businesses as a precaution. The bomb squad determined the realistic-looking device was a hoax and the all clear was given at 7:45 p.m., according to Dunn.
The robber is described as Latino or Middle Eastern, in his mid-30s, 5-foot-9, 160-170 pounds and with a pockmarked face.

He was last seen in a black hat, dark T-shirt and dark shorts.

Anyone with information about his identity or whereabouts is asked to call Orange County Crimestoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS or to send a text message to 24637. All tips may be made anonymously.

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