Former deputy remains in jail on bank robbery charge
November 27, 2013
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 in Cambria on Nov. 7.
At Valentine’s arraignment Tuesday, eight family members sat in the audience and one said that they do not believe Valentine committed the crime. Attorney Ken Cirisan said he had just received a thick case file.
Witnesses said the bank robbery suspect was wearing a mask and a hood and drove away in a Hyundai two door-coupe.
Judge Michael Duffy scheduled the next hearing for Dec. 10. Before that date, the county probation department may recommend lowering the $250,000 bail or releasing Valentine on his own recognizance.