Arcadia man jailed on suspicion of attempted bank robbery

ARCADIA — Police jailed a man Thursday after a failed bank heist in Arcadia who may be responsible for another local bank robbery last month, police said.
Homan Zhang, 24, of Arcadia was booked on suspicion of robbery in connection with the attempted robbery, which was reported shortly after 11 a.m. at Citibank, 100 S. 1st Avenue, Arcadia police officials said.
He allegedly entered the bank and handed a teller a note demanding money, Sgt. Dan Crowther said.
“The teller essentially walked away,” he said.
Zhang then walked out of the bank empty-handed and was arrested nearby, the sergeant said.
A robber with the same description used similar tactics to successfully hold up a bank of America Branch, 180 N. Santa Anita Avenue, about 4:10 p.m. on Aug. 17, officials said, and it’s believed that Zhang is responsible for that robbery as well.
After presenting a teller with a demand note and threatening to be armed with a gun, the crook fled the area with an undisclosed amount of cash.
According to sheriff’s booking records, Zhang was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail at the Arcadia Police Department jail and was due for arraignment Tuesday in Pasadena Superior Court.

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  • Obviously Bank Robbers are having a bad week, coppers hooking & booking,maybe they’ll go back to stealing kids lunch money and bicycles with those ski-masks they shoplifted.
    Great work by APD & WCPD and word gets out fast at the local crack house.