A man wanted in two bank robberies in West Hollywood was arrested Thursday.
Deputies from the L.A. County Sheriff’s West Hollywood Station responded at 4:49 p.m. to the 8900 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at Robertson Boulevard, for a report of a robbery at a branch of Chase bank..
The suspect entered the bank, simulated a gun and handed a note to a teller but left the location without any money, according to Deputy Trina Schrader.
The second robbery was reported about an hour later at the Bank of America branch in the 8600 block of Beverly Boulevard near San Vicente Boulevard. A man matching the same description as the suspect in the first robbery simulated a weapon and handed a note.
In the second robbery, the suspect left the location with an undisclosed amount of money, Schrader said.
A deputy saw the suspect about 20 minutes later while conducting a search of the area and detained him. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was arrested on suspicion of robbery.