Pasadena Man Robs Bank, Jumps Off Five Story Building

A man robbed a Pasadena bank today, then ran to a nearby five-story parking structure and jumped off the top floor as police were closing in on him, resulting in his hospitalization, authorities said.

The robbery occurred about 9:15 a.m. at the California National Bank branch in the 100 block of South Lake Avenue, said Janet Pope Givens of the Pasadena Police Department.

When the suspect ran from the bank, someone inside followed him and told police via a cell phone call that the man had run inside a nearby parking structure, Pope Givens said.

Police quickly arrived and began searching the structure, and a short time later spotted the suspect on one of the middle floors, Pope Givens said.

"He ran to the top, and before the officer could get to him, he jumped, landing on the concrete below," Pope Givens said.

The man suffered "multiple fractures" and was hospitalized in critical condition, Pope Givens said.

The suspect apparently had told a bank teller that he had a gun, but no weapon was found, Pope Givens said. Police continued their search of the area this afternoon, she said.

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