Police Searching For Lake Elsinore Bank Robber

Lake Elsinore investigators were on the lookout today for a man accused of robbing Mission Oaks Bank on Thursday afternoon.

for update on suspect photos released by FBI.

Police were on the lookout today for a man accused of robbing a Lake Elsinore bank.

The suspect, described by officials as a tall and thin white male, reportedly held up Mission Oaks National Bank on Central Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

Police responded to the bank at 4:50 p.m. No customers were inside.

The man handed a bank teller a note demanding money, collected an undisclosed sum and walked out of the bank without incident, according to a Riverside County sheriff's department announcement.

Officers searched the area for the man but came up empty handed.

Witnesses said he was approximately 45-years old, 6 foot 3 and wearing a puffy black zippered jacket and a black knitted hat.

Investigators asked anyone with information about the robbery to contact Lake Elsinore Police Department at 951-245-3300.

CORRECTION: The original article incorrectly stated the robbery happened on Thursday. The post has been corrected to reflect the correct day, Wednesday.


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