Bank robber in white jumpsuit brandishes gun, uses pepper spray in Sierra Madre heist

A bank robbery suspect clad in a white jumpsuit is seen in surveillance images from a heist at a Bank of the West branch in Sierra Madre on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (KABC)

A masked robber clad in a white jumpsuit stormed into a bank in Sierra Madre and demanded money at gunpoint.

City officials said the take-over style robbery occurred around 1 p.m. Wednesday at a Bank of the West branch on Sierra Madre Boulevard between Hermosa Avenue and Windsor Lane.

According to the FBI, the robber demanded money, pepper-sprayed a teller and two other people, and then took off in a silver colored sedan driven by another person.

The suspect was described to be wearing a white jumpsuit, a painters-style mask and a black wide-brimmed hat.

If you have any information about this incident, you're urged to contact the Sierra Madre Police Department at (626) 355-1414.
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