Sheriff deputy turned bank robber?
November 22, 2013
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 disability.
On Wednesday morning, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Valentine at his Heritage Ranch home for the Nov. 7 robbery of a Rabobank in Cambria. During the robbery, a man wielding a gun and disguised in a mask demanded cash.
Law enforcement officials ordered roadblocks leaving Cambria, but the robber escaped. An investigation later led to Valentine.