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Palm Desert Sheriff investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect who on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at about 11:46 AM entered and robbed Pacific Western Bank located at 74750 Hwy 111 in Indian Wells. After entering the bank the male adult suspect brandished a firearm, demanded money and fled the location. Further investigation revealed that the suspect possibly fled in a light blue Toyota Camry sedan or an early 2000′s white Toyota Corolla.

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Anyone with information that may lead to the identity or the whereabouts of this suspect is encouraged to call Investigator Vanderhoof at the Palm Desert Station, 760-836-1600. Information can also be provided by calling Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP. Tips can remain anonymous and may lead to a cash reward.


On Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at about 11:46 AM, Indian Wells police officers responded to Pacific Western Bank located at 74750 Hwy 111 in Indian Wells, regarding a robbery that just occurred.

Preliminary information revealed that an adult male suspect entered the bank and brandished a firearm. The suspect demanded money from a teller and the teller complied with those demands. The suspect immediately fled the location on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. He was last seen heading northbound from the bank. No one was injured during this incident.

The suspect is further described as Caucasian, approximately 6″01″ tall, 215-220 pounds, with acne marks and facial hair. The suspect was wearing a dark shirt, dark-colored pants and white shoes.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is committed to the safety of the citizens of this community and will be vigilant in investigating all crimes of this nature. The investigation is ongoing and we are reaching out to the public and asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Investigator Jessica Vanderhoof by calling the Palm Desert Station at 760-836-1600 or by calling Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP. Tips can remain anonymous and may lead to a cash reward.

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