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Police Seek ‘Wrinkly' Skinned Bank Robber in Indio

Witnesses say the man had a handgun hidden in a zippered folder.

Detectives released a surveillance photo of a bald man with "wrinkly, dry skin," who's being sought for robbing an Indio bank at gunpoint last week.

The man, wearing sunglasses and sporting a white dress shirt, walked into California Bank & Trust at 80-250 Highway 111 just after 5 p.m. on Friday, Indio police spokesman Ben Guitron said.

Described as "looking disheveled" and carrying a gray zippered portfolio folder that concealed a handgun, the suspect approached several tellers, Guitron said. Speaking "softly" in English, the man opened the folder to display the weapon and demanded money from the employees, who gave him an undisclosed amount of cash, he said.

No one was injured in the holdup.

The suspect, described as white, about 40 years old and 6-foot-1 with a thin build, walked eastbound on Highway 111 from the bank "and was last seen running northbound through the dirt on the east side between the bank and the Jackalope Ranch restaurant," according to a police statement.

Police ask anyone who has information about the suspect to call Coachella Valley Crime Stoppers at 760-341-7867 or Indio police at 760-391-4057.

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