A man about to make a cash deposit was robbed outside of a U.S. Bank branch at 2615 Cherry Ave. in Signal Hill on the morning of April 23, according to a statement from the Signal Hill Police Department.
Police officers were dispatched to the scene at approximately 9:10am, according to the statement prepared by Signal Hill Police Sgt. Mel Krizo.
A male adult victim was walking into the bank to make a cash deposit when he was approached from behind by a suspect described as a 20- to 25-year-old black male with a thin build, short black hair and dark complexion, wearing a blue plaid shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.
While outside the bank, the suspect pulled the victim around without saying anything, grabbed his shoulder and then pepper-sprayed him in the face, according to police. The suspect then grabbed a plastic bag with money out of the victim’s hand and then ran out of sight, Krizo said. Police officials added that the bank was not robbed.
Investigating police officers are currently reviewing surveillance video. Anyone with information regarding the crime is encouraged to call the Signal Hill Police Department Detective Bureau, Property and Persons Division at (562) 989-7217.