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Deputies investigating bank robbery in Palm Desert

2nd bank robbery in the valley this week

Deputies investigate bank robbery in Palm Desert

PALM DESERT, Calif.- - UPDATE - 6/20/19:

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department confirmed a suspect in this bank robbery has been arrested. Christopher Franco, 43 of Indio, was identified as the suspect in this bank robbery and another one that occurred on June 17, 2019 at the Pacific Premier Bank on Fred Waring Drive.

RSO have not identified Franco as the suspect in the June 10, 2019 robbery at the Wells Fargo near 'the River' in Rancho Mirage. That suspect remains on the loose.

Click here for more on the arrest

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Original Story - 06/14/19:

Authorities are investigating a bank robbery in Palm Desert.

The robbery happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. at the Rabobank on Cook Street and Hovley Lane, a deputy at the scene confirmed. The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department confirmed the suspect remains on the loose. The suspect is described as a "possible Hispanic male" last seen wearing an orange jumpsuit and wide-brimmed straw hat. He is believed to be between 5 foot 6 inches to 5 foot 8 inches tall and weighing somewhere between 180 to 200 lbs.

 

 

We have a crew at the scene, stay with News Channel 3 for any updates.

This is the second bank robbery in the Coachella Valley this week. On Monday, a man with a gun walked into the Wells Fargo Bank near the River in Rancho Mirage when it opened at 9:00 a.m.

The man then fled into the "River at Rancho Mirage" shopping area, prompting the complex to shut down for three hours. That suspect, described as an unknown race male, remains on the loose.


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