Sheriff deputy turned bank robber?

November 22, 2013
Bruce Valentine

Bruce Valentine

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.




  1. NorthCountyGuy says:

    Wondering if the former deputy was a Drug War Cop. Drug War Cops commit armed robbery all of the time and behave like there is nothing wrong with it.

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  2. NorthCountyGuy says:

    The criminal classes, welfare-parasites on the government payrolls don’t have special rights?

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  3. BeenThereDoneThat says:

    Well he worked for them (Sheriff’s) in the early seventies before big pensions and he didn’t get his twenty years in, so must have been supplementing his income??

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    • Citizen says:

      He probably gets disability payments, social security, and Medicare, and perhaps he has a wife that worked. He doesn’t need to be supplementing his income with bank robberies, he needs to learn to live within his income.

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      • SLOBIRD says:

        Or go on welfare like 50% of our welfare class who are getting some type of handout from what is left of the working class.

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  4. SLOTECH90 says:

    Are we reading the same article? Guy decides to rob a bank, guy gets caught (Duh), guy goes to jail; over and out. How does any of that link up with y’alls Obama bashing and/or the oh so tiring and ongoing snivel: “ain’t it awful?”

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  5. SLOBIRD says:

    Times are getting rough for everyone I guess. But, we keep believing things are getting better. Surplus, development, employment, affordable healthcare, education, safety, etc. The question: Better for who?

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