Bank robbery reported in Hacienda Heights

HACIENDA HEIGHTS — A man robbed a Hacienda Heights bank branch Tuesday, officials said.
Few details were initially released about the crime, which was reported about 10:30 a.m. at the U.S. Bank, 2040 Hacienda Blvd., Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Raymond Enriquez said.
According to initial police reports from the scene, the robber handed a teller a note demanding money. He threatened to have a gun, though none was seen.
Police radio traffic indicated the robber was a Latino man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 170 pounds, and that no getaway car was seen.
Station officials said they could not confirm those details and deferred all comments to handling detectives at the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau, who could not be reached for comment.
The Major Crimes Bureau recently took over all bank robberies for the sheriff’s department, officials said. The FBI was also assisting sheriff’s officials in the investigation.

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