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$20,000 REWARD OFFERED IN GEEZER BANDIT INVESTIGATION

 

December 16, 2010 (San Diego) --The FBI and several local banks are offering a combined reward of $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the “Geezer Bandit.” 

 

The “Geezer Bandit” is believed to be responsible for robbing 12 banks since August 2009 throughout San Diego County, including East County, and most recently, in Bakersfield.


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FBI OFFERS TIPS TO AVOID BEING SCAMMED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

December 1, 2010 (San Diego)--As the holidays approach, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reminds the public to use caution when making online purchases. Cyber criminals continue to create ways to steal your money and personal information. If a deal looks too good to be true, it likely is.

 


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FBI SEEKS PUBLIC HELP TO FIND “OPERATION ECLIPSE” FUGITIVE IN EAST COUNTY DRUG RING

 

November 11, 2010 (San Diego’s East County)--FBI and the East County Regional Gang Task Force are seeking the public’s assistance to find and arrest Manuel Vera, age 37, of Chula Vista, California. Vera is wanted on federal drug charges related to a methamphetamine distribution ring in East County.


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SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS OF BANK ROBBER RELEASED; AUTHORITIES SEEK PUBLIC HELP TO IDENITFY SUSPECT

 

 November 8, 2010 (San Diego) -- The FBI and San Diego Police Department seekthe public’s assistance to identify a man responsible for robbing the Chase Bank at 6116 Mission Gorge Road, San Diego, on Saturday, November 6th at 3 p.m. The robber made a verbal demand for money in a soft but intense tone of voice, according to FBI special agent Darrell Foxworth. At one point during he stated “don’t mess with me.” The teller provided the robber a sum of money and he left on foot.


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SUSPECT IS ARRESTED, CONFESSES TO ROBBING BANK IN SPRING VALLEY, FBI REPORTS

 

November 6, 2010 (Spring Valley)--FBI and San Diego Sheriff’s Department announce the arrest of Christoff Arthur Michael Lerczak, 36. Charges were filed with the U.S. District Court yesterday against Lerczak, who is accused of robbing Bank of the West at 9832 Campo Road, Spring Valley on November 4.  


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2 ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY OF US BANK

November 1, 2010 (La Mesa)--The FBI and San Diego Sheriff’s Department announce the arrests of Christopher James Cuerden, age 26, and Caleb Gene Halcomb, age 20, as a result of the investigation into the robbery of the US Bank, located inside of the Vons grocery store at 3681 Avocado Boulevard in the unincorporated area of La Mesa on Friday, October 29, 2010.


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PUBLIC HELP SOUGHT TO FIND EL CAJON BANK ROBBERS WHO THREATENED TO SHOOT TELLERS

August 31, 2010 (El Cajon ) - The FBI and El Cajon Police Department seek the public’s help to identify two men who robbed a U.S. Bank branch inside Albertsons grocery store at 1608 Broadway, El Cajon, on Saturday, August 28 at 2:48 p.m. The two men simultaneously approached two tellers and threatened to shoot them if they did not comply with demands for money.


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FBI SEEKS EX-SAN DIEGAN INDICTED FOR ALLEGED TERRORISM TIES

 

August 5, 2010 (San Diego) – The FBI seeks 14 individuals, including a former San Diego man indicted this morning by the U.S. Department of Justice for aiding the foreign terrorist organization al-Shabaab.

 


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FBI SEEKS PUBLIC'S HELP TO LOCATE AND ARREST "OPERATION LUZ VERDE" FUGITIVES

July 23, 2010 (San Diego) -- The FBI is seeking information that will lead to the arrest of the following individuals in relation to the"Operation Luz Verde" (green light) charges announced early today on federal racketeering charges related to a drug trafficking cartel:  

 

Juan Carlos Rique, aka JC Age 26 Tijuana, Mexico
Jennifer Escamilla Age 26 Tijuana, Mexico
Hassain Alzubaidy, aka Arab Age 25 Moreno Valley, California


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BEWARE OF SCAM E-MAILS FROM “FRIENDS” TRAVELING OVERSEAS

 

Hackers use Facebook and other social networking sites to swindle friends

 

July 2, 2010 (San Diego) – The San Diego FBI office warns that the Internet Crime Complaint Center has received complaints of e-mail or social networking accounts being used in a social engineering scam to swindle consumers out of thousands of dollars.

 


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ROBBERY TRAINING FOR BUSINESSES OFFERED BY FBI & LA MESA POLICE

The La Mesa Police Department, in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is hosting a training class for all commercial businesses. It is the goal of the La Mesa Police Department to provide training on the proper safety procedures to follow before, during, and after a robbery. Robbery prevention will also be discussed.


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