Officers nab Central Coast Bandit
August 24, 2013
Police arrested a woman on Friday they suspect is the Central Coast Bandit, a prolific bandit responsible for six bank robberies since December.
At about 5 p.m., a woman who resembled the Central Coast bandit entered the Golden 1 Credit Union on Foothill Boulevard in San Luis Obispo. A bank employee then hit the alarm, the woman fled, and another witness wrote down the license plate number of the light blue Chevy Malibu she drove away in.
Police then followed her north on the 101 and gave up the chase when it became dangerous.
California Highway Patrol officers then took up the chase that ended when the woman crashed in Paso Robles.
Since December 31, 2012, the Central Coast Bandit has robbed six California banks. Outside of San Luis Obispo County, she robbed a bank in Pacific Grove on New Year’s Eve and robbed one in Modesto last month.