The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a possible person of interest in a bank robbery that occurred in Temecula.
On Friday, September 10, 2021, at approximately 5 o’clock in the afternoon, deputies from the Southwest Sheriff’s station received a report and were dispatched to a bank robbery in progress.
The robbery in progress call came in from the Pacific Western Bank which is located in the 27000 block of Ynez Road, in the city of Temecula, county of Riverside.
According to the Sheriff’s report, a suspect entered the bank, brandished a handgun, and demanded money from a clerk.
After receiving the money, the suspect exited the bank and left the area by car. By the time officers arrived on scene the suspect had already fled.
No one in the bank was reported injured during the commission of the robbery.
Bank surveillance footage was able to capture an image of the alleged suspect and the photo has been released to the public in hopes of ascertaining who he is.
The suspect is described as a possibly being a Hispanic male in his 60s, with greying/white hair, approximately 5’07” tall, and weighing 160lbs. At the time of the robbery the suspect was wearing a camouflage jacket and blue jeans.
The suspects vehicle was also caught on surveillance video and is describe as a greenish 2005 Subaru, Outback.
This is an active ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Master Investigator Robert Cornet at 951-696-3482.