Bank robber who shot Chino police officer still at large
Photos: Surveillance footage of the gunman at the bank. Credit: FBI
A bank robber who wounded a Chino police officer with an assault rifle before fleeing was still being sought Wednesday evening by law enforcement authorities.
Authorities released surveillance photos of the suspect. He was wearing a dark ski mask and bulletproof vest, and was carrying a bag of cash and the high-powered weapon as he left the bank.
The wounded Chino Police Department patrol officer was struck at least once about 10:55 a.m. after responding to reports of shots fired at the California Bank & Trust in the 5400 block of Riverside Drive, authorities said. He drove himself to a hospital and was in stable condition.
The gunman was believed to be driving a late-model four-door, gray Nissan Altima with tinted windows and chrome wheels. He was believed to be 35 to 40 years old, about 6-feet-2, 200 to 250 pounds with blue eyes.
Anyone with information is asked to call Chino police at (909) 464-0752.