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Ballsy Bandit Attempts Three Los Feliz Bank Robberies In An Hour

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Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob three banks over the span of an hour in Los Feliz, but only succeeded in robbing one.

The brazen suspect first handed a "threatening" demand note to a teller shortly after 1 p.m. today at the Chase bank in the the 1600 block of N. Vermont Avenue, just below Hollywood Boulevard, NBC Los Angeles reports. But his efforts were unsuccessful as he left without money, according to LAPD Detective Bret Richard. He then changed his shirt and made his way over to the Bank of America at the corner of Hillhurst and Franklin avenues around 1:40 p.m. Once there, he again handed a teller a demand note, but was denied a second time. Undeterred, the suspect headed further up Hillhurst Avenue to a Citibank branch, where around 2 p.m. his demand note finally yielded results and he fled with an undisclosed amount of money. Apparently, the way this ballsy bandit figures, if at first you don't succeed, try and try again.

Police are now searching for the suspect who is described as a black male around 50 years old, wearing a white shirt and sweat pants, according to CBS Los Angeles. LAPD and FBI investigators have established a perimeter from Hillhurst Avenue to Vermont Avenue and Sunset Boulevard to Franklin Avenue.

It's not yet clear if the suspect was armed, but no injuries have been reported.