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Police arrest man linked to Bank of America robbery

He’s also suspected in Tujunga theft on the same day.

May 06, 2010|By Megan O’Neil

Los Angeles police officers have arrested a man suspected in the April 19 robbery of a Bank of America branch in La Cañada Flintridge.

The man, dubbed the Foothill Bomber Bandit, is also being investigated in a bank robbery in Tujunga the same week.

His name is being withheld pending formal charges.

LAPD officers in the San Fernando Valley arrested the man on drug charges, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. David Silversparre. He was later linked to the Bank of America robbery.

“The bank robbery suspect was confirmed via fingerprints and personal identification,” Silversparre said.

The suspect entered the La Cañada branch of Bank of America, in the 500 block of Foothill Boulevard, shortly after 11 a.m. April 19, police said. He slipped a teller a note saying he had a bomb and wanted cash, and then fled with an undisclosed amount of money. No bomb or weapon was visible. No security guard was present.

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On April 22, a man with a similar description used the same tack to rob a Chase bank in the 6500 block of Foothill Boulevard in Tujunga.

Both incidents were caught on security cameras, and the images were released to the public.


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