BEVERLY HILLS—Bernard Harris, 73, of Los Angeles was taken into custody on Monday, May 16 after robbing a Bank of America branch on May 16 in Beverly Hills. With the help of observant bank employees the BHPD was able to detain Harris.

Around 9:50 a.m., authorities responded to a bank robbery call at the Bank of America on the 9400 block of Wilshire Boulevard. The bank teller who had been confronted by the suspect told the responding officers that the suspect had entered, simulated a handgun and demanded money.

As the teller handed the money from the drawer to the suspect he made detailed mental notes about the suspect’s appearance that he was able to relay to the officers. Another bank employee, who had been late for work due to being stuck behind the suspect while driving prior to the robbery, was able to give the officers information about the suspect’s vehicle, a green Lexus.

With the information about the suspect’s appearance and vehicle, the responding officers were able to locate the suspect in the area of Beverwil Drive south of Pico Boulevard. Harris was taken into custody at the intersection of Cashio Street and Eris Drive.

All monies were recovered and no firearms were found. Harris was charged for Robbery, Lt. Hoshino of the BHPD told Canyon News in an email.