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San Marcos Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested in Carlsbad

On June 3, at 5:02 p.m., a BOL was issued by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department advising that a bank robbery had occurred at the Chase Bank at 1921 W. San Marcos Boulevard. The suspect was reported to have fled the area in a silver Toyota sedan.

At 5:08 p.m., the suspect vehicle was spotted by a Carlsbad Police Department Officer traveling westbound on Palomar Airport Road from El Camino Real. After additional units arrived to assist, the vehicle was stopped in the area of Palomar Airport Road and I-5.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident, however when officers began clearing the vehicle for additional occupants a suspicious device was located in the passenger compartment.

The San Diego Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit responded to the scene, rendered the object inert and determined that it was not a bomb. A further search of the vehicle did yield a handgun on the passenger seat as well as cash believed to have been taken in the robbery.

The suspect was turned over to investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI for investigation of the bank robbery.

For more information
Jason Jackowski, Patrol Lieutenant, Patrol Division, 760-931-2115 or jason.jackowski@carlsbadca.gov

Police media contact
Jodee Sasway, Public Information Officer, 760-931-2105 or Jodee.Sasway@carlsbadca.gov

June 4, 2016