Stanton : Suspect Arrested After Bank Holdups, Shooting

Police arrested a Long Beach man as a suspect on the same day that two banks were robbed, including one in Stanton where the robber shot a security guard, authorities said Thursday.

During the arrest Wednesday afternoon, police shot the suspect, Larry Donnell George, 28, in the right arm.

George was listed in stable condition Thursday at Memorial Hospital in Long Beach.

He was arrested on suspicion of two armed bank robberies and one attempted murder, according to Long Beach police.

The security guard wounded in the Stanton bank robbery was identified Thursday as Donald Wright, 57, of Westminster. He was expected to be released by Thursday night, according to Stanton Police Sgt. Steve Kelch.

George is suspected of bank robberies Wednesday at a Security Pacific Bank branch at 2290 Pacific Ave. in Long Beach around 1 p.m. and at a Bank of America branch, 10450 Beach Blvd. in Stanton, around 2:15 p.m., according to police from both cities.

A bandit walked into the Security Pacific Bank at about 1 p.m. and demanded money after "placing a gun to the head of one of the employees and forcing all others to lay on the floor," police said.

The suspect then took money from each of the tellers' windows but dropped the bag of money as he fled.

In Stanton, the bank robber took $24,500 and shot the security guard, Kelch said.

Later Wednesday afternoon, Long Beach police arrested George at his home. When they first entered the home, police ordered George not to move but "he turned away from the officers, moving toward the dresser with an object in his hand," police said.

Police shot him in the arm and he fell on the bed. The drawer the suspect was moving toward contained a loaded pistol, police said.

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