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Brazen armed bank robbery on the high end, Santa Monica, street, suspect on the loose

Authorities are searching for an armed bank robber who held in Santa Monica and Wells Fargo.

In LOS ANGELES, A masked suspect armed with a long-barreled gun robbed a bank in Santa Monica, Calif., on Tuesday and fell by as much as $5,000 before the police could catch him.

The incident took place at a Wells Fargo Bank on Montana Avenue at 9: 51 a.m. The street is known for its high-end shops, and is frequented by celebrities.

The suspect — who was last seen jumping a wall at the back of the couch and was dressed in layers of clothing and gloves, according to police.

The robber entered the bank, brandishing the firearm, while wearing a “Day of the Dead” – type mask. He approached an employee, demanded money, and fled. There were no injuries, but nearby schools were placed on a brief lockdown.

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The police said that they responded within a few minutes, and then searched extensively in the area. They are convenient for the shops, and the home-owners who may be out of surveillance video to help in the investigation.

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