Newport Beach bank robber flees on electric bike with $8,000
A bank robber got away on an electric bike with about $8,000 from a Newport Beach heist on Thursday, March 7.
A man seen wearing sunglasses with a dark colored beanie and jacket entered the OneWest Bank, 3700 East Coast Highway, at about 3:48 p.m., according to a news release from the Newport Beach Police Department. It said he brandished a black semiautomatic handgun and demanded money from a teller.
The robber fled on a black electric bicycle. Police say he may have stuffed a pillow inside his shirt in an attempt to mask his identity.
No customers were inside during the robbery, which was captured on surveillance footage. No injuries were reported.
Authorities considered the suspect armed and dangerous, and warned members of the public not to approach him if spotted. Police asked anyone who thinks they might have seen him to contact Detective Mike Fletcher at 949-644-2779.