UPDATED: Two Men Attempt to Rob Palm Desert Bank

Police have arrested one man and are searching for a seond they say attempted to rob a Palm Desert Bank of a America. This story has been updated.

This story was updated at 7 p.m.

Palm Desert Police have arrested one man and are looking for a second man they say tried to rob the Bank of America on Monterey Avenue this morning.

The incident was reported this at 9:07 a.m. Two African-American walked into the bank carrying suitcases, said Palm Desert Police Cpl. Angel Ramos.

“One of the men handed a teller a demand note,” he said. The teller, however, did not comply.

The suspects fled on foot and were last seen crossing Monterey Avenue towards the Home Depot, according to a police news release issued by Sgt. Tom Brewster.

Officers saturated the area and found a black male fitting the description of one of the robbers, Brewster said. This suspect, found on foot and in the parking lot of a nearby business, was taken into custody. Police have identified him as 34-year-old Ross Davis of Hemet.

Officers said they found evidence that linked him to the robbery. The other suspect was seen last seen by witnesses getting into the passenger side of a silver or grey Chrysler PT Cruiser which left the area before officers arrived, Brewster said.

Police are searching for an adult black male, 20 to 30-years-old, 6-feet with a medium build. He wore a knit cap, dark jacket, and light-colored pants and was armed with a silver or chrome handgun, officials said.

No bank employees or customers were injured. The investigation is ongoing.

Investigators ask anyone with information about this incident to contact Investigator Burgie at (760) 836-1600 or by calling Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP. Tips can remain anonymous and may lead to a cash reward.

Betty Gonia December 17, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Cudos to the teller!
Linda Davis December 17, 2012 at 08:44 PM
A couple of thugs averted. Hooray! Glad all are safe, & glad the teller was able to avert the thugs.
Mindy December 18, 2012 at 10:51 AM
Yes, but there seems to be an endless steam of scum bags in this area! Everyday, I hear of robberies, burglaries, car jackings, and reckless drivers. Seriously, L.A. is safer. I am worried about my mother going around this valley. I feel like we are sitting ducks in the middle of a war zone. Something has to be done or I'm moving her out of here.
MARK December 19, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Thank you, get her off the road. These old people need to renew their CA DL. Please!!!! Come on Man. Move!!!!
brande December 20, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Mark sometimes you make me laugh!


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