Bank robberies galore

Local bank have experienced a wave of unauthorized withdrawls in recent days, as banks in Alhambra, San Marino and La Canada Flintridge were robbed Thursday and Friday.

In the case of Alhambra, it was the third robbery of the month.  A serial robber known as the Grizzly Adams Bandit visited a local bank twice on Jan. 6 and Jan. 26.

In San Marino, the bank robbed Friday shared a driveway with the San Marino Police Department.

In La Canada Flintridge, after robbing a bank, the same robber is believed to have robbed a pharmacy of prescription drugs about an hour later.

 

 

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  • 211guy

    Glad the SGVN brings attention to the epidemic of bank robberies in a timely manner in the San Gabriel Valley it should create public awareness when they see a person wearing a ski-mask, fake beard and huge purple afro wig standing in the bank customer line….. like calling 911.
    Bank robbers have always counted on two things to pull off a bank heist; A totally apathetic public and banks that refuse to provide preventive measures, and once again Security Cameras do NOT prevent bank robberies, just pull up the FBI websites, these junior Terrorist seem to enjoy have their photos taken.
    Mike Alerich

  • Wrong Info

    No banks, or any other business share a driveway with the Police Department. You should really learn to get your facts straight and stop trying to make it look negative.

  • Wrong Information

    You should really learn to get your facts straight, and stop trying to make it look negative on police departments. No bank or any other business share a driveway with San Marino Police Department. Thanks for the support for the boys in blue.

  • Brian Day

    Perhaps they don’t share a parking lot in terms of function, but the two buildings are separated by only about 50 feet of asphalt, in the form of parking spaces. The address of the bank is 2270 Huntington Drive. The address of the police station is 2200 Huntington Drive. They are next door to each other. I’m not sure if you are disputing the fact that this robbery occurred next-door to the San Marino Police Station, or just with the wording of “shared parking lot.” I have no intention of making the police look bad, but to not point out that the robbery, and another more recent one on Aug. 15, 2009, occurred only yards away from the police station would be failing to report the whole story. Would a responsible journalist intentionally omit this fact for fear of hurting the police department’s feelings?

  • Wrong Info

    Yes!, I think they would omit this portion of the story to make it look negative and/or more interesting. To say it shares a driveway or it’s so close, it should have been prevented, is a negative hit on any law enforecement agency. Plus the police are not sitting in the Police Station waiting for a crime to happen. They are out in the community trying to prevent this kind of thing from happening, away from the station! Secondly, how many robberies are called in when it’s actually happening or minutes after it happens? Even if the silent alarm is hit, it doesnt go the to the police station, it goes to an alarm company or their district office. How far can you get in a few minutes? Drive from your place, and time 2-3 minutes and see the distance you travel at a normal speed, then times that by two. I assume a good distance away. So before you disrespect the officers getting there, look at the real facts of a crime. Where it happens has no bearing on a dirtbag robbing a bank and the distance of the police department. You would bitch if the police did not drive your neighborhood and bitch again when a crime does happen near by. Unless your willing to foot the bill to have a cop on every corner, or drive a beat yourself, you have no room to complain or disrespect the ones that do.

  • Wrong Info

    Yes!, I think they would omit this portion of the story to make it look negative and/or more interesting. To say it shares a driveway or it’s so close, it should have been prevented, is a negative hit on any law enforecement agency. Plus the police are not sitting in the Police Station waiting for a crime to happen. They are out in the community trying to prevent this kind of thing from happening, away from the station! Secondly, how many robberies are called in when it’s actually happening or minutes after it happens? Even if the silent alarm is hit, it doesnt go the to the police station, it goes to an alarm company or their district office. How far can you get in a few minutes? Drive from your place, and time 2-3 minutes and see the distance you travel at a normal speed, then times that by two. I assume a good distance away. So before you disrespect the officers getting there, look at the real facts of a crime. Where it happens has no bearing on a dirtbag robbing a bank and the distance of the police department. You would bitch if the police did not drive your neighborhood and bitch again when a crime does happen near by. Unless your willing to foot the bill to have a cop on every corner, or drive a beat yourself, you have no room to complain or disrespect the ones that do.