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Temecula Bank Robbed Twice in a Week

The U.S. Bank Vons Office at 29530 Rancho California Road and the U.S. Bank located at 31990 Temecula Parkway were both hit this week.

Two banks in Temecula were hit by robbers this week, but different suspects pulled off the heists, according to police.

In the first hold-up, a black male walked into the U.S. Bank Vons Office at 29530 Rancho California Road Thursday evening and gave a teller a note demanding cash.

The teller gave the man an undisclosed amount of money and no one was hurt during the robbery.

The robber wasn’t carrying any visible weapons and was able to escape capture.

He is described as a black male, approximately 30 years old, 6 feet tall, and weighing between 200 and 225 pounds.

He was wearing blue jeans, a navy and white San Diego Padres baseball jersey with #31 and Winfield on the back, and a tan and navy San Diego Padres baseball hat.

, a man got away with a stash of money after he threatened a teller with a phony bomb on Saturday.

The robbery occurred around 1:15 p.m. at the U.S. Bank located at 31990 Temecula Parkway.

In that robbery, the man walked into the bank, put a brown paper bag on the counter and told the teller a bomb was inside.

After the teller handed over the cash, the man escaped on foot and no one was hurt during the robbery.

The robber is described as a thin Hispanic male, about 5 feet 11 inches tall, between 20 and 30 years old with black hair, a black mustache and wearing a black hat and sunglasses.

Anyone with information regarding the robberies can contact Detective Rachel Frost at the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000.

5150 April 17, 2011 at 02:46 PM
the temecula police spend too much time giving traffic tickets instead of doing real police work, thats why theres so many rooberies in this town,fat and lazy cops.
Anonymous Joe April 18, 2011 at 04:18 AM
I agree with David Dayton. They focus on the small fish and not the big fish. They are not even friendly, approachable and considerate. I have a stolen property and they gave me a case number and never heard from them. We are paying taxes for people to serve and protect. Maybe we are just paying them.
deleted April 18, 2011 at 03:12 PM
Perhaps the two of you would like to spend some time actually learning about the many things the Temecula Police Depatrment does for our community. Did you know that you can have an officer come to your home, evaluate your security measures and recommend ways to improve your security? The same thing can be done for your business. The department has contacted nearly 100 businesses lately because they might be potential targets for robbery to educate them about how best to avoid being robbed. These services and many others are offered to our citizens for free. It's really easy to criticize the work of the police department when you don't really know what they do. It might just amaze you how much work is done in the background to deal with bank robberies and other such crimes.
Nobody April 18, 2011 at 07:51 PM
traffic tickets are an important part of city revenue. why do you think temecula is one of the few places not operating at a defecit? now if they'd only focus on gouging the tourists instead of harassing the locals we'd be set.
tmec patron April 20, 2011 at 10:05 PM
I agree with John and partially nobody, tickets do bring in a lot of revenue, and if you werent breaking the law you wouldnt be getting one, youre just pissed cause you got caught. Red light cameras tend to piss people off but again.... dont break the traffic laws and you wont get in trouble. they have lowered the amount of red light runners and grid lockers, which is a big problem in a city that has grown faster than they expected. as for the gouging, i dont think anyone can pick out a tourist from a group of drivers, everyone is getting gouged, and unfortunatley its not necessarily the cities or the local businesses fault, the problem comes down from a much higher source........ its called your congress and your president not taking care of its own people and worrying too much about everyone else outside the us.
deleted April 20, 2011 at 11:46 PM
It is a proven fact that traffic accidents are less frequent in areas where enforcement is robust. The city only receives a portion of fines and fees and does not look to those funds as a regular source of income.
Peggy January 23, 2013 at 10:16 PM
they do spend way too much time on traffic tickets!!! its ridicolous! Chino Hills and other areas have a minimal amount of accidents and no pety officers maybe they should try and ease off a little and be more productive in other areas.
Peggy January 23, 2013 at 10:20 PM
they do spend way too much effort on traffic violoations in Temecula! they should try and be a little more productive in other areas. Other cities like Chino Hills and Diamond Bar have minimal traffic accidents and do not use these tactics like cops in Temecula. Its pretty ridicolous!

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