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Photo of Santa Monica bank robber released

Police released a photo of a bank robbery suspect who held up a Chase Bank in Santa Monica on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.

January 19, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Police released a photo of a bank robbery suspect who held up a Chase Bank in Santa Monica.

The incident happened around 1:25 p.m. Tuesday at the bank on the 1300 block of 4th Street.

According to witnesses, the suspect entered the bank and handed a note to a teller, demanding money. After getting the cash, he fled the scene on foot.

The suspect was described as a man in his mid-40s. He was about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a "big belly," officials said.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Santa Monica police at (310) 458-8495.