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By Robert S. Hong | October 4, 2006
GLENDALE — A man robbed Bank of America on Brand Boulevard on Tuesday, taking off with an undisclosed amount of cash just before the bank closed, police said. The robber fled before police arrived, but was described by police as a tall, thin, white or Latino man between the ages of 25 and 30, Glendale Police Officer John Balian said. He was wearing sunglasses, a beige cap and a white sweater and a backpack, he said. "The man walked up to a teller and demanded money, and the teller gave the suspect an unknown amount," Balian 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
By Veronica Rocha | January 23, 2009
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — A serial robber, dubbed the Salt and Pepper Bandit, threatened a Citibank teller that he had a gun during a holdup Thursday afternoon, then fled with cash, police said. The man, whose identity is unknown, has robbed at least 13 banks since the beginning of the year, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. Glendale’s Citibank at 1201 N. Central Ave. was the latest bank to fall victim to the robber. He reportedly entered the bank just after 1 p.m. Thursday and passed the teller a note, which likely said that if the teller did not give him money, he would begin shooting, Eimiller said.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | January 15, 2011
DOWNTOWN — Authorities are investigating an attempted robbery Friday morning at a Wells Fargo Bank on North Brand Boulevard that failed after the man, who may have been a teenager, apparently got scared and fled after passing a demand note to a teller, police said. The robber, whom witnesses described as being a teen, entered the Wells Fargo in the 500 block of North Brand Boulevard at 10:15 a.m., approached the teller and passed a note, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
NEWS
February 15, 2000
Paul M. Anderson GLENDALE -- The FBI is looking for a man who held up a Bank of America branch last week, Glendale police said Monday. The suspect asked a merchant teller if he could cash a $20,000 check, police said. The teller assumed the suspect was a businessman and let him come around the counter, police said. The suspect handed the teller a note demanding $20,000 and threatening to shoot him if he tried to trip an alarm, police said. The teller filled up the robber's bag with an unspecified amount of money and the suspect fled the bank on foot, police said.
NEWS
December 13, 2001
Amber Willard SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- Persistence may be a virtue in some pursuits, but not for bank robbers, whose typical goal is to get in and out as quickly as possible. That was not the approach Tuesday of Kevin Phu, who allegedly approached and robbed a teller at a local Bank of America and then repeatedly sought a bank manager. The 28-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested Tuesday outside the bank at 3812 San Fernando Road after he handed a teller a note, claiming to have a gun and demanding money.
NEWS
February 6, 2001
Amber Willard DOWNTOWN -- A 41-year-old transient man is scheduled to be arraigned today on suspicion of robbing a Washington Mutual bank. The man walked into the bank minutes after it opened at 9 a.m. Saturday and demanded money from a teller, according to police reports. When the teller told him she didn't understand, the man wrote a note demanding money be placed into a bag he handed her, police said. The man also threatened to hit her and told her he had a gun, officials said.
NEWS
February 8, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman GLENDALE -- Glendale Police are turning to the public for help in identifying a man who robbed a Washington Mutual branch at gunpoint. Bank security cameras provided police with two clear images of the suspect, one when he was standing in line for a teller and one when he was facing the teller with the gun. The man walked into the bank at 500 N. Glendale Ave. at about 3:40 p.m. Jan. 31 and approached a teller, police said. In his right hand, he held a black semiautomatic pistol, they said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | January 15, 2011
DOWNTOWN — Authorities are investigating an attempted robbery Friday morning at a Wells Fargo Bank on North Brand Boulevard that failed after the man, who may have been a teenager, apparently got scared and fled after passing a demand note to a teller, police said. The robber, whom witnesses described as being a teen, entered the Wells Fargo in the 500 block of North Brand Boulevard at 10:15 a.m., approached the teller and passed a note, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
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NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 12, 2010
LA CRESCENTA — FBI investigators have released new surveillance photographs of the so-called "Green-tattoo Bandit," who they say robbed the same Foothill Boulevard bank twice in three years. The photographs show the robber talking to a teller at the Bank of America in the 3100 block of Foothill Boulevard during a November 2007 hold-up. The same man is suspected of robbing that same bank on Sept. 9. FBI investigators were able to link the robberies to the same man because witness descriptions of the suspect were identical in both heists, and in both crimes, the man threatened to kill the tellers, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | September 15, 2010
LA CRESCENTA — Crescenta Valley Sheriff's detectives released surveillance photographs this week of the man who robbed a Bank of America on Foothill Boulevard after passing a teller a note and threatening to shoot her, officials said. The photographs showed the robber holding a note and standing at the teller's booth about 12:56 p.m. Sept. 16 inside the Bank of America on the 3100 block of Foothill Boulevard. Detectives are hoping the photographs will help jumpstart the case because they haven't received any tips, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Harley.
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By Jon Haber, Special to the News-Press | July 21, 2010
In 1950, 17-year-old Bruce Corbin went looking for a job because he, like most teenagers, needed pocket change. Without having any career in mind, he ventured outside Glendale to Downtown Los Angeles, where he happened to walk into Union Bank and apply for a teller position. "It was clearly fate," he said. Corbin got the job and never looked back. He stayed with Union Bank until this month, when, after 60 years of service, Corbin retired as the longest-tenured employee in the company's history.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | May 7, 2010
A “petite” girl described as being in her late teens made off with an undisclosed amount of money Thursday morning after robbing the Community Bank on 100 N. Brand Blvd., authorities said. The girl, who was wearing a light gray sweater and a shoulder-tie purse, entered the bank about 10:05 a.m. Thursday and initially asked for change, said FBI spokeswoman Lourdes Arocho. The girl then slipped a note to the teller that said, “Give me your large, no exploding money, no cops.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | October 20, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — A man who threatened two Citibank tellers Monday morning walked away from the Foothill Boulevard branch with about $5,000, sheriff’s officials said. The man entered the bank on the 2600 block of Foothill Boulevard at 10:40 a.m., approached the first teller and threatened to shoot her, said Lourdes Arocho, an FBI spokeswoman. He had his hand in his pocket as to simulate a weapon, she said. The man then passed the first teller a note that stated, “If you don’t want anybody to get hurt, empty your bottom drawer,” Arocho said.
LOCAL
September 19, 2009
Police seek help in identifying man Glendale police Friday asked for the public?s help in identifying a man they say robbed the East West Bank at 520 N. Central Ave. on Wednesday. The man, described as being 50 to 60 years old, black, 5 feet 4 inches tall with white pigmentation around his mouth, got away with $1,600 in cash after he allegedly went up to a teller about 2:53 p.m. and demanded the money, according to a Glendale police alert. The teller told police she thought the man had a gun, although one was never seen.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | February 20, 2009
GLENDALE ? A 49-year-old man police dubbed the ?Salt-and-Pepper Bandit? was arrested Wednesday in connection with robbing 17 banks throughout the Southland, including a Citibank in Glendale. Brian Keith Robinson was arrested late Wednesday night in his south Los Angeles home after police received tips that led them to him, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. ?We are glad he is off the streets,? she said. The Salt-and-Pepper Bandit, who was given the moniker because of his graying hair, robbed 17 banks in a four-week span, between Jan. 5 and Feb. 6, Eimiller said.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | January 23, 2009
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — A serial robber, dubbed the Salt and Pepper Bandit, threatened a Citibank teller that he had a gun during a holdup Thursday afternoon, then fled with cash, police said. The man, whose identity is unknown, has robbed at least 13 banks since the beginning of the year, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. Glendale’s Citibank at 1201 N. Central Ave. was the latest bank to fall victim to the robber. He reportedly entered the bank just after 1 p.m. Thursday and passed the teller a note, which likely said that if the teller did not give him money, he would begin shooting, Eimiller said.
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