Sex offender standing trial for SLO bank robbery

March 25, 2015

Andrew Gilbertson

Opening statements have begun in the trial of a Paso Robles sex offender who is accused of robbing a San Luis Obispo branch of Bank of America in 2013. [KSBY]

Andrew Gilbertson, 40, has a prior conviction of sexual battery, according to the California Megan’s Law database. Gilbertson pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the bank robbery case.

Gilbertson is accused of robbing the Bank of America located at Santa Rosa and Higuera streets in July 2013. He allegedly entered the bank wearing a hat and a pink child’s backpack.

Police said that Gilbertson showed a teller a note demanding money and then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Hours later, Atascadero police located Gilbertson and found the note, the cash and the apparel in his vehicle.

Gibertson has since been held in the San Luis Obispo County Jail.

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Seriously? This exact same stunt was discussed in the movie “Training Day”.

Life imitating art.