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Manhunt on for bank robber who shot Chino officer with AK-47

March 1, 2012 |  8:39 am

 A manhunt is underway for a suspected bank robber who shot and wounded a Chino police officer.

The robbery occurred about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at California Bank and Trust at 5455 Riverside Drive.

Police say the suspected robber was wearing a ski mask and body armor, and was armed with an AK-47 assault rifle.

An officer who was on a routine patrol in the area saw the gunman running from the bank. The man fired six to eight shots, hitting the officer in the leg.

The officer was able to drive himself to Chino Valley Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition Wednesday night.

Police collected bags of cash dropped by the gunman in the bank parking lot as he fled.

The suspect is described as a white male, 35 to 40 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall and about 200 pounds. He has blue eyes, and was last seen wearing light-colored jeans, dark navy shirt and what appeared to be a bulletproof vest. He is believed to be driving a four-door, gray Altima with Arizona plates.

Local law enforcement and the FBI are involved in the search for the suspected robber. Anyone with information was urged to call the Chino Police Department at (909) 628-1234.


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