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Temecula bank robber arrested shortly after leaving scene of crime

Saturday, December 14th, 2013
Issue 50, Volume 17.

TEMECULA - A man robbed a Citibank branch in Temecula and was later arrested during a traffic stop, a sheriff's sergeant said today.

The hold-up was reported at 2:03 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 in the 26000 block of Ynez Road. The suspect, Dunn Patrick Thompson, 44, of Riverside, walked in and handed a bank teller a note demanding money, Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Kevin McDonald said.

Thompson fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in a Advertisement
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Ford F-150 pickup truck with an extended cab. A sheriff's deputy spotted the truck about an hour after the robbery and pulled over the driver for a traffic violation at Winchester and Nicolas roads, McDonald said.

Thompson was arrested for suspicion of bank robbery and sheriff's deputies seized evidence allegedly tying Thompson to Friday's hold-up.

Thompson was also being investigated for his alleged connection to other bank robberies in the southwest Riverside County, McDonald said.



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