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Orange County Digest

Costa Mesa : Bandit Gets $1,200 After Threatening Bank Teller

June 16, 1989

A robber escaped with $1,200 from a First Interstate Bank branch Thursday after threatening to shoot a teller, police said.

Costa Mesa police said the suspect walked into the bank at 3029 Harbor Blvd. at 4:05 p.m. and handed the teller a note that read: "Put all the money on the counter and you won't get shot."

When the teller handed over $1,206 in cash, the robber said "Thank you," and fled, a Costa Mesa police spokesmen said.

The suspect was described as being in his 30s with a beard, 6 feet, 1 inch, 170 pounds, and wearing a light blue shirt and a baseball cap. He did not show a weapon, police said.

An investigation was continuing.

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