PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY — Santa Monica police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who allegedly robbed the CHASE bank branch on Fourth Street in January.

Investigators have identified the suspect as David Michael Cardwell, 46. He is described as an African American, 5-feet, 10-inches tall, weighing in around 195 pounds with brown hair and eyes, SMPD Sgt. Richard Lewis said Tuesday.

The robbery occurred on Jan. 17 at around 1:25 p.m. Police officers said the suspect entered the CHASE branch located at 1333 Fourth St. and handed a teller a note demanding money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the location on foot.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Cardwell is urged to contact Detective Robert D’Andrea at (310) 458-2201 ext. 6679, Detective Larry Nicols at (310) 458-8939, Sgt. Ira Rutan at (310) 458-8959 or the SMPD (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495. The public can also call the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Agent Steve May, at (310) 864-7394.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call the WeTip hotline at (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or submit the tip online at www.wetip.com. Tipsters can also contact Crime Stoppers by either calling (800) 222-TIPS, texting from their mobile, or by visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org. Callers may remain anonymous and may be qualified to receive a $1,000 reward from Crime Stoppers.

kevinh@www.smdp.com

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