Woman armed with stick attempts to rob San Pedro bank

Los Angeles police respond to a report of a bank robbery near W. 9th Street and S. Pacific Avenue in San Pedro on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. (https://twitter.com/Waterboxer)

A woman armed with a stick attempted to rob a bank in San Pedro Monday morning, police said.

The incident was reported at a Bank of America near W. 9th Street and S. Pacific Avenue at about 9 a.m.

The female suspect, who claimed to have a gun, threatened customers and employees inside the bank. It was unclear if she fled the scene with money.

Witnesses followed the suspect and alerted police, who then took her into custody a few blocks away.
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