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Santa Maria police investigate attempted bank robbery, purse snatching

Posted at 6:25 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 21:25:21-04

Santa Maria police are investigating an attempted bank robbery and attempted purse snatching.

Police say a man entered the Bank of America at 300 Town Center East just before 5 p.m. Thursday.

Police say the man demanded money, threatened employees, and then fled.

Officers say the man attempted to snatch a purse when he was outside of the bank.

He was last seen running between Bank of America and Macy’s, going toward Broadway.

No weapon was seen.

The suspect is described as being a Hispanic male in his 30s, wearing a gray or silver “puffy” jacket, gray pants, and black shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Santa Maria Police Department at 805-928-3781.