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Arroyo Grande Bank of America robbed

Arroyo Grande police are investigating the Thursday robbery of the Bank of America on West Branch Street. Shortly before 6 p.m., the robber entered the bank, said he was armed and demanded cash from one of the tellers. After receiving... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach Bank of America robbed

Pismo Beach police are investigating the Friday robbery of the Bank of America on the corner of Price and Dolliver streets. At about 6 p.m., police were informed that a person had robbed the bank and fled with an undisclosed... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles bank robber sentenced to 5.5 years

A Paso Robles man was sentenced Tuesday to five and a half years in prison for robbing a Cambria bank last year. Bruce Franklin Valentine, 70, a former Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputy, plead guilty to robbing a Rabobank in... (Continue reading)

Former sheriff’s deputy pleads guilty to bank robbery

A Paso Robles man pled guilty Tuesday to robbing a Cambria bank last year. Bruce Franklin Valentine, 70, of Heritage Ranch faces two to five and a half years in prison for the Nov. 7 robbery of a Rabobank in... (Continue reading)

Gambling addiction leads to bank robbery?

Investigators are looking at a Paso Robles man’s gambling addiction as a possible motive for his alleged robbery of a Cambria bank. [KSBY] Last Month, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Valentine at his Heritage Ranch home for the... (Continue reading)

Former deputy remains in jail on bank robbery charge

Former Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputy Bruce Valentine will remain in San Luis Obispo County on a bank robbery charge for at least two more weeks unless he can raise $250,000 bail. [Tribune] Valentine, 70, is charged with robbing Rabobank... (Continue reading)

Sheriff deputy turned bank robber?

The 70-year-old Paso Robles man arrested Wednesday for robbing a Cambria bank was a former Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputy. [KCOY] From 1969 to 1977, Bruce Valentine served as a deputy before leaving the department because of a non-service related... (Continue reading)

70-year-old man arrested for robbing Cambria bank

A 70-year-old Paso Robles man was arrested on Wednesday morning for allegedly robbing a Rabobank in Cambria earlier this month. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Bruce Valentine after serving a search warrant at Valentine’s Heritage Ranch home. On... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande community leader robs bank

The former president of the Arroyo Grande Rotary Club allegedly robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in Santa Maria on Saturday. Shortly after 9 a.m., Arthur McClay Watkins, wearing a ski mask and brandishing a handgun, entered the bank and demanded... (Continue reading)

Masked man robs Cambria bank

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies are looking for a man who held up the Rabobank on Main Street in Cambria at gunpoint on Thursday. At about 12:30 p.m., the robber wearing a Halloween mask covering his face and carrying... (Continue reading)



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