Articles Tagged With ‘bank robberies’




Santa Maria bandit sought for nine bank robberies

The FBI says the man who robbed a Coast Hills Credit Union on Wednesday is linked to nine bank robberies in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties. Authorities have deemed the serial robber the “Seasoned Bandit.” On Wednesday, the Seasoned... (Continue reading)

Central Coast bank robber sentenced

A Bakersfield man who recently robbed two Central Coast banks received a 14-year prison sentence on Thursday. [KSBY] Johnie Dean Arnold robbed a Union Bank in Goleta on Nov. 2 and a Heritage Oaks Bank in San Luis Obispo on... (Continue reading)

Feces-eating bank robber sentenced to seven years

A 40-year-old man who said the Virgin Mary ordered him to rob a San Luis Obispo bank and eat his own feces has received a seven-year prison sentence. [KSBY] San Luis Obispo Judge Donald Umhofer said during Monday’s sentencing hearing... (Continue reading)

SLO County bank robber gets 25 years to life

A Santa Maria man about to stand trial for three San Luis Obispo County bank robberies has accepted a 25 years to life sentence. George Jessie Gonzales pleaded no contest Tuesday to three counts of robbery, according to a San... (Continue reading)

Trice sentences Central Coast Bandit

San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge John Trice doled out a 16-year prison sentence on Thursday to Cristina Fernandez Padilla, a Watsonville woman better known as the Central Coast Bandit. Padilla robbed six banks in three counties over an eight-month... (Continue reading)

Central Coast bandit gets 20 years in prison

A 50-year-old Watsonville woman who garnered the title of the Central Coast Bandit will receive a 20-year prison sentence, according to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office. Cristina Fernandez Padila robbed six banks in three counties over an... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach robber dubbed the Beachcomber Bandit

FBI agents are searching for a bank robber dubbed the Beachcomber Bandit who struck in Grover Beach in June. [LA Times] The bandit robbed a Rabobank on Grand Avenue at gunpoint about one month after he held up a bank... (Continue reading)

Police identify alleged Atascadero bank robbers

Atascadero police have identified the man and woman arrested for robbing Chase Bank on Thursday as George Jesie Gonzalez, of Santa Maria, and Tonya Michelle Young, of Paso Robles. Around 5:20 p.m. Thursday, a man walked into the Chase Bank... (Continue reading)