Profane Bank Robber Suspected In Temecula Heist Arrested

Rodney Jeter, 21, of Hemet was nabbed Sept. 27 after police allegedly linked him to two other bank heists.

The man suspected in a Sept. 18 bank robbery in Temecula has been arrested, police are reporting.

Rodney Jeter, 21, of Hemet was nabbed Sept. 27 after police allegedly linked him to two other bank heists.

The arrest came after investigators began comparing notes in other recent bank robberies. Following the Sept. 18 hold-up at Chase Bank located at 29640 Rancho California Road in Temecula, investigators determined the suspect description and method of committing the crime matched information regarding two recent bank robberies in Hemet, according to a report from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

“Police investigators contacted the Hemet Police Department and were able to develop information that identified the suspect in the Temecula bank robbery,” the report stated.

Jeter was arrested by the Hemet Police Department and was booked into the Southwest Detention Center.

According to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller, the suspect in the Temecula heist used "a lot of profanity" and threatened employees with a gun. The robber allegedly gave a teller a note demanding money, and advised he had an explosive device with him, according to a news release written by Temecula Police Lt. Doug McGrew.

The robber demanded $50 and $100 bills and was carrying a dark bag with a dark strap, Eimiller said, noting he made away with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was seen driving away in an older, silver-colored Chrysler PT Cruiser, McGrew said.

No one was injured during the heist.

That Temecula Guy October 03, 2012 at 03:41 PM
"What the @#&*? Muh @#&*'n eyebrows! What the @#&* happened to them?" Another loser with a malformed head. He just looks weird.
Lash LaRue October 03, 2012 at 04:11 PM
He looks like the typical South Central scumbag that have over run the the beautiful little town of Hemet. Time to have a $1000.00 per month rental fee license for every rental unit in Hemet to get rid of the low life that have invaded. Hemet used to be the town of Blue Hairs and Banks, but now it is criminals and scumbags.
That Temecula Guy October 03, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Hemet was and is a town full of blue hair sex offenders. It wasn't invaded; you're just trading one kind of scum for another. Check out the sex offender map in Hemet. I wouldn't move there if someone paid me to. Cheap housing and rent isn't worth that trash. They need to borrow the Temecula city planner for a few years.
sam shepperd October 03, 2012 at 06:04 PM
You think crime in the vicinity of Hemet is bad now. Just try regulating rental prices at $1k/mo. Then you'd really see crime skyrocket as residents hustle to get up the rent money by any means at hand. Any you think Hemet elderly are downtrodden now. Nothing compared to if they were exempt from the government imposed rental oppression you propose.
Brenda October 03, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Can I add that I am thankful and impressed they got this guy when the only description was he used foul language, LOL. Good job FBI and Hemet/Temecula PD's putting these together and another one off the streets at least for a few days. I agree this is one scary looking son of a gun that went wild with the eyebrow thinners. Also the rent prices over there are CHEAP, as you say because no one will rent over there. Too bad there wasnt a way to make everyone set their rent at a higher level so higher level folks would move in. Of course then you might have the problem of 3 or 4 families moving into that one house to afford it with the stolen goods, or the meth sales. Prices for rent over here in Temecula and Murrieta are going up and up, but we are still getting bombarded with gang looking guys and girls. :/ NOt sure if they live here or are just "hanging around for sales".
Dog October 03, 2012 at 08:09 PM
I know who this is, he posts with the name Popeye...
Net October 03, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Tony: Is that really his dad? If so, I guess this guy must of got disowned. You know, it's nice he did up his eyebrows. Now he just needs a little eye liner and some lipstick and he be straight.
THE REAL Anita Drink October 04, 2012 at 03:14 PM
This mug shot looks just like my dog after I have scolded him for doing a no-no!
Tony Riggs October 05, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Yo homey, yo momma would be proud...
Michael November 23, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Tony, how would you know that's his dad? It doesn't say anywhere in the article that is his dad.


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