Indio bank robbed two times within one month

Located at Hwy. 111 & Monroe Street

INDIO, Calif. - The U.S. Bank that was robbed in Indio on April 18 was targeted again on Wednesday. Indio police believe the same suspect may be responsible for both robberies.

The bank is located in the 82100 block of Hwy. 111 and Monroe Street. The robbery was reported around 1:10 p.m.

Indio police spokesman Ben Guitron said the suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 30's. He's about 5'3" to 5'5" tall. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a long-sleeved shirt and camouflage pants.

Guitron said the man entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. Nobody saw a weapon but the suspect pretended to have one in his waistband.

The man made off with an unknown amount of cash. Indio police said he ran to a getaway vehicle and began traveling westbound on Avenue 46 toward Clinton Street.

Police searched the area but weren't able to find the suspect.

Nobody was hurt during the robbery. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective G. Ladanne at (760) 541-4514 or Coachella Valley Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-7867.

This is actually the third time this year the U.S. Bank in Indio has been robbed. The first robbery occurred on February 18.

Below are surveillance photos from an earlier bank robbery where police believe the same man robbed the same bank.

Photos: Man robs U.S. Bank in Indio on Feb. 18th

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