Wells Fargo Bank Robbed in La Verne

The robbery at 1487 Foothill Boulevard was reported about 1:20 p.m. The suspect was caught a short time later in Monrovia, after crashing into a cement truck, police said.

Update 6 p.m.: The Wells Fargo bank that was robbed in La Verne Friday afternoon has reopened to the public.

Bank staff tells Patch they opened up after the police investigation at around 4 p.m., about three hours after the incident happened.

The suspect in the robbery was nabbed by Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies following a brief pursuit that ended about 15 miles from the bank, in Monrovia, according to Monrovia Police Lt. Nels Ortlund said.

The man, whose identity wasn't immediately available, crashed into a cement truck while speeding, according to Ortlund.

Original story as follows:

No injuries were reported in a Wells Fargo bank robbery in La Verne Friday.

The Wells Fargo bank located at 1487 Foothill Blvd., near Wheeler Ave., was closed for business while police were on scene investigating as of 3 p.m., according to employees.

The robbery was reported about 1:20 p.m., according to a La Verne police dispatcher.

It was not clear when the bank opened, but by 4:30 p.m. the doors were opened and customers had returned. A branch employee told Claremont-La Verne Patch that a bank official was being dispatched to meet with staff.

Police could not immediately provide more details, as they were still on scene.

Check back with Claremont-La Verne Patch for more details on this breaking news story as they become available. 


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