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April 12, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman GLENDALE -- Glendale Police are looking for a man who robbed a bank teller while holding his shirt as though he had a gun. The man demanded money from a bank teller at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday at Bank of America, 345 N. Brand Blvd., according to the police report. He left with about $3,950 in cash, according to police. Witnesses described him as a black man in his 30s, between 5-foot 6 inches and 5-foot 8, with a slim build, dark curly hair and a possible speech impediment, according to the police report.
NEWS
December 9, 2003
Police were on the lookout Monday for a man who robbed a bank just before closing time. A bank teller with the Union Bank of California, at 330 N. Brand Blvd., reported Saturday a man told her he did not have to wait in line and demanded all of the teller's $20 and $50 bills from her bottom drawer, police said. The teller, fearing for her life, gave the man $1,600, police said. Police believe the alleged robber had prior knowledge of the banking business and might work or have worked in a bank.
LOCAL
September 7, 2006
Police nab Band-Aid Bandit leaving bank Glendale Police arrested a 54-year-old Los Angeles man, who they dubbed "The Band-Aid Bandit," on Tuesday on suspicion of robbing a Brand Boulevard bank. Police believe John Michael McCarthy walked into a Wells Fargo Bank at about 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday with several band-aids on his face to disguise his identity. McCarthy, reading from a script, allegedly demanded money from a bank teller, Glendale Police Officer John Balian said.
NEWS
February 23, 2012
July 15, 1925 - September 9, 2011 Kathryn Elizabeth Connus passed away at the age of 86 in September 2011, following the death of her husband, Thomas Connus in June. He was 93. Tom, the son of Greek immigrants, met Kay Martin when she was only 16 while he was working at his father's restaurant in Philadelphia. World War II intervened; Tom served as a cook overseas. In 1945, he returned and they were married one year later. Their marriage was to last 65 years and eventually brought them to California in 1985, to be with children and grandchildren.
NEWS
November 5, 2013
Two masked men got away with an undisclosed amount of cash Tuesday morning after holding up a Citibank at gunpoint, police said. At 9:36 a.m., the gun-wielding men, who wore ski masks and hooded sweatshirts, entered the bank in the 400 block of North Central Avenue and made off with cash from the bank tellers, according to Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. The men were last seen exiting the bank and entered a gold or “champagne”-colored new Nissan Versa. The same Citibank was robbed on June 9, 2011.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 7, 2011
A 39-year-old man known as the Tri-Cities bandit pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbing banks in several cities, including Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena, officials said. Ernest Viana, 39, accepted a plea agreement, which required him to enter his guilty plea in a U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to six federal counts of bank robbery and using force or intimidation to steal, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. Viana's co-defendant, alleged getaway driver Oleg Gorokhovsky, 42, remains in custody, and his case is still pending, she added.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | June 28, 2011
GLENDALE — A man who allegedly tried to rob a downtown Citibank on Tuesday after arriving by taxi was able to evade police, officials said. The man was dropped off about 4:12 p.m. outside the Citibank on the 700 block of North Brand Boulevard and asked the taxi driver to wait while he went inside the bank, Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The man approached a bank teller and passed a demand note, but his attempt was unsuccessful, Lorenz said. Instead of returning to the taxi, the man left through the back exit and fled on foot, Lorenz said.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | September 4, 2010
GLENDALE — Detectives released photographs Friday of one of two kidnappers who forced a Glendale woman this week to withdraw her bank savings before driving her home and burglarizing it, officials said. The photographs, which were obtained from an ATM camera at the Bank of America on the 300 block of North Brand Boulevard, show a curly-haired woman wearing dark sunglasses. Glendale police detectives are looking for her and a second woman in connection with the kidnapping of a 45-year-old Glendale resident, officials said.
NEWS
May 21, 2003
In response to Howard Gething's May 16 comments about the Patriot Act: I just don't get it. Name a government that has not had a legacy of tyranny at some point or another. If we choose to wrap ourselves in the American flag regarding this country's accomplishments, so what! No one remembers Thomas Edison's many failures. We choose to admire his successes. The same with this current leadership. No weapons of mass destruction? So what! It is overshadowed by the myriad of horror stories coming out of Iraq.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | June 9, 2011
CENTRAL GLENDALE — An armed robber got away Thursday with an undisclosed amount of cash after holding up a Citibank on Central Avenue, officials said. The robber entered the bank, 414 N. Central Ave., about 10:56 a.m. and simulated a weapon from his coat pocket, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The robber approached a bank teller and handed a demand note, saying that he “was going to rob the bank,” Lorenz said. While no weapon was seen, the teller complied with his demands and he fled with an undisclosed amount of cash through the bank’s south door.
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November 5, 2013
Two masked men got away with an undisclosed amount of cash Tuesday morning after holding up a Citibank at gunpoint, police said. At 9:36 a.m., the gun-wielding men, who wore ski masks and hooded sweatshirts, entered the bank in the 400 block of North Central Avenue and made off with cash from the bank tellers, according to Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. The men were last seen exiting the bank and entered a gold or “champagne”-colored new Nissan Versa. The same Citibank was robbed on June 9, 2011.
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February 23, 2012
July 15, 1925 - September 9, 2011 Kathryn Elizabeth Connus passed away at the age of 86 in September 2011, following the death of her husband, Thomas Connus in June. He was 93. Tom, the son of Greek immigrants, met Kay Martin when she was only 16 while he was working at his father's restaurant in Philadelphia. World War II intervened; Tom served as a cook overseas. In 1945, he returned and they were married one year later. Their marriage was to last 65 years and eventually brought them to California in 1985, to be with children and grandchildren.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 7, 2011
A 39-year-old man known as the Tri-Cities bandit pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbing banks in several cities, including Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena, officials said. Ernest Viana, 39, accepted a plea agreement, which required him to enter his guilty plea in a U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to six federal counts of bank robbery and using force or intimidation to steal, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. Viana's co-defendant, alleged getaway driver Oleg Gorokhovsky, 42, remains in custody, and his case is still pending, she added.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | June 28, 2011
GLENDALE — A man who allegedly tried to rob a downtown Citibank on Tuesday after arriving by taxi was able to evade police, officials said. The man was dropped off about 4:12 p.m. outside the Citibank on the 700 block of North Brand Boulevard and asked the taxi driver to wait while he went inside the bank, Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The man approached a bank teller and passed a demand note, but his attempt was unsuccessful, Lorenz said. Instead of returning to the taxi, the man left through the back exit and fled on foot, Lorenz said.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | June 9, 2011
CENTRAL GLENDALE — An armed robber got away Thursday with an undisclosed amount of cash after holding up a Citibank on Central Avenue, officials said. The robber entered the bank, 414 N. Central Ave., about 10:56 a.m. and simulated a weapon from his coat pocket, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The robber approached a bank teller and handed a demand note, saying that he “was going to rob the bank,” Lorenz said. While no weapon was seen, the teller complied with his demands and he fled with an undisclosed amount of cash through the bank’s south door.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | September 4, 2010
GLENDALE — Detectives released photographs Friday of one of two kidnappers who forced a Glendale woman this week to withdraw her bank savings before driving her home and burglarizing it, officials said. The photographs, which were obtained from an ATM camera at the Bank of America on the 300 block of North Brand Boulevard, show a curly-haired woman wearing dark sunglasses. Glendale police detectives are looking for her and a second woman in connection with the kidnapping of a 45-year-old Glendale resident, officials said.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | September 2, 2010
SOUTH GLENDALE — Two women kidnapped another woman Wednesday afternoon, forced her to withdraw her bank savings and then burglarized her Pacific Avenue home, police said. The Glendale woman, who was unharmed in the incident, was walking home about noon at Pacific Avenue and Oak Street when she was approached by one of the suspects, Glendale Police Det. Keith Soboleski said. The suspect then intimidated the woman and forced her into a vehicle which was occupied by a second woman.
LOCAL
By Ryan Vaillancourt | July 28, 2007
DOWNTOWN — A man who allegedly tried to deposit a $4,000 phony check Thursday at Washington Mutual Bank was arrested after bank employees detected a discrepancy in the man's signature, authorities said. Jason Henderson, 31, was booked on suspicion of forgery and taken to Glendale City Jail on $20,000 bail, Glendale Police Officer John Balian said. Henderson, who identified himself to a bank teller as Kevin Jones, tried to deposit the check in an account under Jones' name, bank spokesman Gary Kishner said.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | January 12, 2007
Grover Evans Jr., caught surfing the Web at the La Cañada public library for job opportunities, will be heading back to Arkansas thanks to Los Angeles County Sheriff community policing. According to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, on Dec. 23, Evans, 18, entered the Metropolitan National Bank in Little Rock, Ark., armed with a handgun. Evans allegedly shot a teller, James Garison, who died of from his injuries. He then demanded money from a second bank teller, who, fearing for his life, gave him an undisclosed amount of cash.
LOCAL
September 7, 2006
Police nab Band-Aid Bandit leaving bank Glendale Police arrested a 54-year-old Los Angeles man, who they dubbed "The Band-Aid Bandit," on Tuesday on suspicion of robbing a Brand Boulevard bank. Police believe John Michael McCarthy walked into a Wells Fargo Bank at about 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday with several band-aids on his face to disguise his identity. McCarthy, reading from a script, allegedly demanded money from a bank teller, Glendale Police Officer John Balian said.
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