A U.S. Bank branch on Pico Boulevard was the target of a robbery Monday afternoon.

Santa Monica police said the suspect, described as a white male in his 30s, walked into the branch located at 3302 Pico Blvd. around 2 p.m. wearing a cowboy hat. He walked up to a teller, told them he had a gun and motioned to his waistband.

After obtaining the cash, the suspect fled on foot south from the bank and out of sight. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspect. Detectives were notified and responded to the scene to gather evidence, police said.

The suspect is believed to have gotten away with approximately $4,000.

Police said the suspect is roughly 5-feet, 9-inches tall, clean shaven with a thin build. He was wearing a brown T-shirt and black pants.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the SMPD at (310) 458-8491.

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