FBI agents thwart Ventura bank robbery
July 1, 2014
A Los Angeles man is in jail after his attempt to rob a Ventura bank on Monday was foiled by two FBI agents who just happened to be in the building.
At about 3 p.m., Manuel Hernandez, 28, slipped a note demanding cash to a teller at a Chase Bank in Ventura. The teller then activated a silent robbery alarm before placing an undisclosed amount of cash in a bag.
On the second floor of the bank building, bank staff informed the FBI agents of the robbery. The agents then spotted Hernandez walking out of the bank with a bag in his hand before breaking into a run.
The agents out ran Hernandez and arrested him not far from the bank.