Murrieta police are on the hunt for a man who tried to rob a Murrieta bank today.
According to a Murrieta Police Department report, the suspect entered handed a note to the teller demanding money shortly before 1 p.m.
The man, described as an Hispanic male in his 20s with a thin build and wearing a long-sleeved gray shirt and blue “Angel’s” baseball cap, fled on foot towards the nearby Walgreens without the cash.
“Officers arrived on scene within minutes and checked the area for the outstanding suspect. A search of the area did not locate the suspect,” the report said.
Murrieta Valley Unified School District spokeswoman Karen Parris confirmed that two schools in close vicinity of the attempted robbery near Clinton Keith Road — Vista Murrieta High School and Antelope Hills Elementary School — were placed on lockdown for a brief period of time as a precautionary measure to keep students safe.
Anyone with information regarding this attempted bank robbery is asked to contact the Murrieta Police Department Detective Bureau at 951-461-6365.