FULLERTON : Six Robbers Take $3,500 From Bank

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Six people wearing dark clothes and ski masks burst into a Wells Fargo Bank on Wednesday morning, ordered customers and tellers to the floor and escaped with more than $3,500.

Police arrested a man, 18, and a girl, 17, in connection with the robbery shortly after the 11:15 a.m. holdup. Police Sgt. Hal Stevens said four others remain at large.

“It’s kind of unusual for kids that age to be robbing banks,” Stevens said.

No one was hurt during the robbery, which occurred at 222 N. Euclid St.

“They apparently were not armed,” Stevens said. “They simulated weapons, but no guns were actually seen.”


Police said the six robbers drove off in a single car, but abandoned it about two blocks from the bank. He said they split up into two separate cars and drove off in different directions.

A Fullerton police officer spotted one of the cars, with three people inside, traveling westbound on the Riverside Freeway near Knott Avenue in Buena Park. When the officer pulled the car over, one of the occupants, a male, got out and ran away, Stevens said.

Police identified the two suspects arrested on charges of armed robbery as Tommy Lee Jones, 18, of Hawthorne, and a 17-year-old female from Hawthorne whose name was not released because of her age.