WEST HOLLYWOOD—A suspect involved in back-to-back bank robberies was arrested by Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s West Hollywood Station on Thursday, March 29.
The incident started with an attempted robbery call made to the station on Thursday at approximately 4:49 p.m. Deputies made their way to the Bank of America located on the 8900 block of Santa Monica Boulevard. The suspect entered the local bank, simulated a gun, and handed the teller a note. He immediately fled without any money.
Approximately one hour later, a second “robbery just occurred” call came from a Chase Bank located on the 8600 block of Beverly Boulevard. The suspect was able to flee with an undisclosed sum of money using a simulated gun and a handwritten note. He matched the same description given to authorities regarding the suspect in the first bank robbery attempt.
Sheriff’s deputies immediately conducted an organized search of the surrounding areas. Within 20 minutes one of the deputies spotted an individual matching the suspect’s description, who was not far from the location of the Chase Bank that was just robbed.
After an unsuccessful attempt to escape via taxi, the suspect was detained and taken into custody. The LASD has not released the identity of the suspect to the public.
Anyone with information about the incidents are asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Major Crimes Bureau at (562) 946-7187. Individuals who prefer to provide information anonymously, can call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.