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La Quinta bank robbery: Surveillance images released of suspect

Surveillance video from a bank branch on the 7800 block of Highway 11 in La Quinta caught a robber wearing a blond wig on tape Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

November 10, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department has released surveillance images from a La Quinta US Bank branch in hopes of identifying and locating a bank robbery suspect.

A man wearing a blond wig robbed the branch located on the 7800 block of Highway 11 around 1:40 p.m. Saturday.

The suspect entered the branch, walked up to a teller and said he had a gun as he demanded money. The teller complied and the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

He was described as a white man, between 40 and 50 years old, standing around 6 feet 2 inches with a medium build.

The suspect was sporting a handle-bar mustache, a white bandana over his head, a dark-hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and gold mirror sunglasses.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information was asked to contact Investigator Melissa Nieburger at the sheriff's Thermal station at (760) 863-8950.

CNS contributed to this report.