The OneWest bank at 1100 Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach was the target of a robbery in April. The suspect, who is described as a white male in his 30s or 40s, about 6′ tall and 150-175 lbs., entered the bank armed with a gun and demanded money from the tellers.

The tellers at the bank handed over thousands of dollars in cash, as per the suspect’s demands, and the suspect then left the bank without incident. While the bank employees did trigger their “hold up” alarm, the robbery happened so quickly that the suspect was able to escape before police arrived.

The robbery was very quick and nobody was injured. It’s unclear whether or not the suspect had committed any additional robberies in the past, or if this was a one-off situation. Bank robberies are relatively uncommon in Los Angeles County this day and age, due to the quick response time of police officers and the relatively poor risk vs. reward ratio. However, as we can see, they still happen from time to time.

At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a white hoodie and a black t-shirt, a light blue fisherman’s hat and blue Adidas sweatpants. Los Angeles Police Department detectives are asking anyone who may have information about the suspect to contact them by phone at 310-318-0348 or via email at