Bank robber arrested in Atascadero
July 25, 2013
Atascadero police arrested a Paso Robles sex offender for allegedly robbing a Bank of America in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday.
Shortly after noon, Andrew Gilbertson, 38, showed a teller a note demanding money. He then fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.
One of the bank tellers recognized the robber and provided police investigators information that led to Gilbertson’s arrest.
At 3 p.m., Atascadero police located Gilbertson on El Camino Real. A search of his vehicle provided evidence from the bank robbery including cash, the note shown to the teller, and the clothing he was wearing at the time of the robbery.
Giblbertson is listed on the California Megan’s Law sex offender registry as a moderate to high risk offender previously arrested for sexual battery.