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Police arrest Bank of America robbery suspect

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.


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.