Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date March 17, 2005
Contact Sergeant Patrick McCarthy
Phone (951) 351-6099
Fax (951) 351-6038


Armed Robbery

Riverside, Ca- On Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 1249 hours Officers responded to Guaranteed Bank located at 5342 Arlington Ave., reference an armed robbery that had just occurred. The single suspect entered the bank and jumped over the counter demanding money. While giving demands to the teller the suspect fired one round from a handgun into the floor and took the currency.

The suspect fled the bank with an unknown amount of currency into the parking lot to an awaiting vehicle. As the suspect drove away a dye pack concealed in the moneybag exploded. The suspect stopped the vehicle behind the bank and fled on foot into the neighborhood. The police searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Riverside Police Department Investigations Bureau at (951) 320-8000.