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Police arrest Bank of America robbery suspect

By Rich Tarpening, Assignment Manager, Rich.Tarpening@kesq.com
Published On: Dec 17 2012 12:08:26 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 17 2012 04:59:00 PM CST
Attempted Bank Robbery

Chris Tarpening

Sheriff Department at Bank of America in Palm Desert.

PALM DESERT, Calif. -

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says deputies arrested one of two suspects who tried to rob a Palm Desert bank Monday morning.

According to Riverside County Sheriff Department Spokesman Angel Ramos, the two men entered a Bank of America bank branch near Monterey and Dinah Shore Drive just after 9:00 a.m.   The branch is located in the Walmart shopping center parking lot.

One suspect pointed a handgun at a teller and demanded money. The teller refused and the suspects then fled the bank on foot, but later drove away in a Chrysler P.T. Cruiser. 

The suspect arrested is 34 year old Ross Davis from Hemet.  The outstanding suspect is described as a black man, between 20-30 years old, six feet tall, medium build.  He was reportedly wearing a knit cap, dark jacket and light colored pants.

If you have any information about this crime your asked to call police or Crimestoppers at (760) 341-STOP.