Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred just before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sierra Central Credit Union on Bechelli Lane in Redding.
The man handed a note to a teller demanding money, according to the police scanner. The robber did not have a weapon, the credit union told police.
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The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s to 40s and 6 feet tall with a thin to medium build. He was wearing a red baseball cap, a dark blue hooded sweatshirt, ripped blue jeans, red-and-white tennis shoes and a blue medical mask, police said.
"After the teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the bank and was last seen southbound on Bechelli Lane," police said.
There were also reports the man was seen heading toward the neighborhood around Parsons Junior High School east of the credit union.
Officers and the California Highway Patrol helicopter searched the area but were unable to find the man.
Anyone with information about the bank robber is asked to contact the Redding Police Department at 530-225-4200.
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