Police nab three Paso Robles bank robbers

November 22, 2018

Edward Ivan Ochoa, Jose Christian Ramirez, and Luis Rios Rico

Authorities tracked down three of the men who allegedly robbed a Chase Bank in Paso Robles on Tuesday after they were spotted driving in a getaway car at more than 100 mph on Highway 101.

Shortly after 6 p.m., five robbers dressed in black clothing, wearing masks and armed with handguns and a rifle, entered the Chase branch at 194 Niblick Road and demanded cash. Before leaving the bank, one of the robbers struck a bank employees on the eye with a rifle.

The suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Following the robbery, Paso Robles police relayed a description of the suspects and their vehicle to local and state law enforcement agencies. The CHP then located a vehicle matching the description that was traveling more than 100 mph on northbound Highway 101.

CHP officers stopped the vehicle and found three occupants matching the descriptions of the robbers. CHP officers detained the suspects, while Paso Robles police made their way to the scene of the traffic stop.

Paso Robles officers arrested Edward Ivan Ochoa, 30; Jose Christian Ramirez, 29; and Luis Rios Rico, 21, on charges of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping with intent to commit robbery, conspiracy, providing false information to a police officer and a parole hold.

A press release issued by the Paso Robles Police Department does not mention the whereabouts of the other suspects. It is also unclear what happened to the stolen cash.

The three captured suspects are currently being held in the San Luis Obispo County Jail with their bails each set at $1 million.

An investigation into the bank robbery is ongoing. Anyone who has information about the robbery or the individuals involved is asked to contact the Paso Robles Police Department at (8050 237-6464 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.


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Rambunctious

Most message boards inform the poster when they remove his or her post and lets them know why….guess this place is different…


Moderator

None of your comments were removed..


ml1999

Are these gentlemen legal?


slomark

Racist! :)


pi-on

I’m hispanic and I didn’t think that was a racist statement.


Snoid

Hows that question make him a racist?


Wildrnes

ml1999, a bonfide closet racist. Wear your klan pillow case when you walk around town.


Rambunctious

Stop with the racist crap…its getting worn out and old…soon the charge will mean no more than the price of beans….really…it shows a weak mind….


Wildrnes

A weak mind is thought pattern that finds racially motivated comments valid. Back to the 1800s for you


obispan

Yes they are. Illegals are to smart for this video game-driven crap and are too busy WORKING. This stupidity is home-grown. Also, FYI, banks know how to handle money, You’d probably make more robbing a retail business that doesn’t have a drop safe.


kettle

Considering California is has a large population of hispanic citizens, to ask that question is gop racist dog whistle pretending to be a simple question.


Begging the question and stereotypes.


“The danger in our using stereotypes is that speakers or listeners will not realize that even the best stereotypes are accurate only when taken probabilistically. As a consequence, the use of stereotypes can breed racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry.”


Rambunctious

It happens to be the first question that pops into some folks head…to place any question in an off limits category denies free speech and freedom of thought and the free flow of information…its not a dog whistle….stop stepping on the 1st amendment because when you have tapped it down to nothing you will lose it forever…


kettle

The first amendment is about the government. You don’t get to say anything you want in a coffee shop or on a private website, they can ask you to leave.


Private business are not required to publish your anonymous words/comments or anything.


Rambunctious

Good question…except for the gentlemen part….