Would-be bank robber in Riverside demands money, spits gasoline

Monday, December 26, 2016

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- A manhunt was on for a would-be bank robber in Riverside who spit gasoline during a holdup.

Riverside's Press-Enterprise said nobody was hurt during the holdup at the Altura Credit Union in the 3400 block of 14th Street on Thursday

Police said the man walked into the bank, passed a note to the teller demanding money, then put some gasoline from a bottle into his mouth and started spitting it. He also poured gas on the counter, authorities said.

The teller was protected by a glass barrier and the man ran off.

No description of the suspect was released.

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