• Serial Bank Robber Strikes Again on the Central Coast [with photos]

    On December 31, 2012 at approximately 5:24 pm, the Pacific Grove Police Department responded to a robbery at the Monterey Credit Union located at 161 Fountain Avenue in Pacific Grove.

    The suspect entered the bank and engaged the teller in conversation. She then gave the teller a handwritten note demanding money and displayed a black semiautomatic handgun. She also told the teller there were two men outside with shotguns if she did not comply. The teller gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of currency. The suspect then fled the bank and walked toward Central Avenue.

    bank robberwebThe suspect was described as a Hispanic female, 40-50 years old, approximately 5’3”, 150-180 pounds, with heavy makeup and wearing all black clothing, including a brimmed hat.

    On February 14, 2013, the Pacific Grove Police Department was advised by the Atascadero Police Department of a bank robbery in their city involving a subject matching this description with a similar method of operation. On July 16, 2013, the Paso Robles Police Department reported a bank in their city was robbed by a subject also matching this description with a similar method of operation. Further inquiry discovered the same subject may have also robbed a bank in Nipomo in San Luis Obispo County on June 27, 2013.

    Below are photos from bank surveillance cameras. In at least one of these incidents, the suspect was seen driving a champagne colored SUV, possibly a Suburban, with tinted back windows.

    Pacific Grove Police Department personnel are communicating with these jurisdictions, as well as the FBI, and coordinating our investigation efforts with them.

    If you have any information regarding this person or events, please contact the Pacific Grove Police Department @ (831) 648-3143.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on July 18, 2013

    Topics: Front PG News, Police Log

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