A lone gunman robbed One West Bank in North Redondo Beach just after 3 p.m. Monday, causing nearby Madison Elementary School to be put on lockdown, according to city officials.
The culprit, who was armed with a handgun, walked into the bank at 2233 Artesia Blvd. and ordered two customers inside to the ground, according to Lt. Joe Hoffman of the Redondo Beach Police Department. The robber then approached a teller and demanded cash.
After receiving the money, the gunman walked out of the bank and was last seen walking west on Artesia Boulevard, according to police.
No one inside the bank during the robbery was physically injured during the robbery, Hoffman said.
Witnesses described the bank robber as a man of unknown race and possibly in his 20s or 30s. He was wearing a black baseball hat, sunglasses, a bandana covering his face, all black clothing and blue latex gloves, police said.
Anyone who may have witnessed any part of the crime or has information about it or the culprit is asked to contact the Redondo Beach Police Department Investigations Division by calling the crime tips hotline at 310-937-6685, emailing Crimetips@redondo.org or texting 310-339-2362.
The FBI will be part of the investigation, Hoffman said. Federal agents will determine whether the man who robbed the Redondo Beach bank is connected to other crimes.