Police reached out to the public Thursday in hopes of tracking down a man described as a “person of interest” in a theft in which a victim was apparently followed home from a bank after making a withdrawal, authorities said.
The crime took place on May 28, Pasadena police said in a written statement.
The victim withdrew a large sum of cash from the bank on the east side of Pasadena and drove home shortly thereafter,” according to the statement.
When the bank customer arrived home, a thief — who had apparently followed the victim home from the bank — “snuck up to the vehicle and opened the front passenger door, stealing the cash,” the statement said. Police did not disclose the amount of money taken.
The thief was last seen driving off in a silver, 2020 Nissan Altima, police said.
As the investigation continued, police released photographs Thursday of a man and a vehicle detectives were seeking in connection with the case.
The pictured man was seen inside the bank with the victim, although he never conducted bank business while inside, police said.
He was also seen getting into a silver Nissan Altima, which matched the description of the car used in the theft, officials said.
Authorities stopped short of labeling the man a suspect, however, referring to him as a “person of interest.”
He was described as white or Latino, in his mid-20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 165 pounds. He had black hair, brown eyes and a mole on his right cheek.
Anyone with information can reach the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4501. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.