ROSEMEAD – A man in a gray sweater used a note demanding money to rob a bank of an undisclosed amount Thursday.
Lt. Ignacio Samoano of the sheriff’s Temple station said the suspect entered the Bank of the West at 9000 Valley Blvd. in Rosemead just after noon and placed a demand note before a teller.
The teller handed over money. Samoano said no weapon was seen on the suspect.
The robber left in a 4-door black compact vehicle or 4-door black mid-sized vehicle.
He was described as a black man, 20 to 25, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds. In addition to the sweater, he wore a black baseball cap.
- Ruby Gonzales
ROSEMEAD — A video game console transaction turned sour resulted in a robbery and knife attack Wednesday, officials said.
Deputies arrested the primary suspect in the attack, who wielded the knife, shortly after the incident with the help of a witness, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Tim Murakami said.
A witness reported seeing a group of about six young Asian men attack and stab a group of three young black men about 5:30 p.m. in the area of Rosemead and Valley boulevards, the lieutenant said. Two of the three victims suffered superficial cuts to their arms and backs.
The witness followed the attackers as they fled, providing deputies with a description and license plate number, Murakami said.
Deputies were able to capture the suspect believed to have wielded the knife, and continued seeking the others, he said. The suspect’s name was not released Thursday due to the ongoing investigation.
During the attack, the knife-wielding man is accused of stealing the victims’ cell phones.
Murakami said the attack stemmed from the sale of a video game console.
The victims had sold the suspects the machine the day before, but the suspects claimed it didn’t work properly and demanded their money back Wednesday, he said.
When they did receive a refund, Murakami said, one of the attackers pulled a knife, slashed the men and helped himself to their phones.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Temple Station at 626-448-9861.