Articles Tagged With ‘bank robbery’




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)

Jury finds feces eating bank robber, sane

A San Luis Obispo County jury found a 40-year-old man who said the Virgin Mary ordered him to rob a bank and eat his own feces, sane and guilty of bank robbery. In July 2013, Andrew Gilbertson disguised himself by... (Continue reading)

Sex offender standing trial for SLO bank robbery

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,... (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)

Three dead in violent Stockton bank robbery

A foiled bank robbery in Stockton left two robbers and one hostage dead and a third 19-year-old suspected robber in police custody. [KCRA] At about 2 p.m., the three Stockton residents entered the Bank of the West. When police arrived,... (Continue reading)

FBI agents thwart Ventura bank robbery

A Los Angeles man is in jail after his attempt to rob a Ventura bank on Monday was foiled by two FBI agents who just happened to be in the building. At about 3 p.m., Manuel Hernandez, 28, slipped a... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach bank robbed

Grover Beach police are investigating the Tuesday robbery of a Rabobank on Grand Avenue. At about 10:40 a.m., a robber entered the bank, displayed a semi-automatic pistol and demanded cash. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the man fled... (Continue reading)

Atascadero bank robber suspected in two other bank heists

Working with the FBI, police in San Luis Obispo County have determine the two suspects arrested Thursday for robbing an Atascadero bank also robbed banks in Arroyo Grande and Pismo Beach. Last week, George Jessie Gonzalez of Santa Maria robbed... (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)