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Police seek 'sweaty' bandit

November 05, 2010
  • Bank robbery suspect who robbed U.S. Bank on Westcliff.
Bank robbery suspect who robbed U.S. Bank on Westcliff. (Daily Pilot )

Newport Beach police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a local bank Tuesday afternoon.

Dubbed the "sweaty back bandit," police described the robber as a white male, 6 feet tall and 180 pounds with black hair and a black beard. Police said he was wearing a beige, long-sleeved button-up shirt with jean shorts and white tennis shoes when he walked into the U.S. Bank at 1515 Westcliff Drive.

He gave the bank teller a note demanding money and left with the cash.

Anyone with information is asked to call Newport Beach police at (800) 550-NBPD.

—Joseph Serna

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