SIMI VALLEY : Accused Robber of Bank Pleads Guilty

A Simi Valley man who was apprehended by police shortly after robbing a Simi Valley bank this summer has pleaded guilty to the crime, an FBI agent said Monday.

Glenn Ruel Burnett, 45, entered a guilty plea last week to a charge that he robbed the First State Bank of the Oaks on July 8. He also pleaded guilty to using a weapon during the crime, said Special Agent Charlie J. Parsons.

U. S. Dist. Judge Richard A. Gadbois is scheduled to sentence Burnett on Nov. 23. Burnett could receive a maximum of 25 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for the robbery, Parsons said.

Bank employees tipped police that a possible robber was in the bank at 2455 Sycamore Drive when Burnett entered wearing a disguise. Burnett left the bank without approaching any employees but then returned and displayed a handgun and what he said was a bomb, Parsons said.

He was arrested by Simi Valley police a short distance from the bank, officials said.

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