THOUSAND OAKS : Grand Jury Indicts Bank Heist Suspect

A 20-year-old man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of robbing a Thousand Oaks bank, the FBI said Tuesday.

Shane Irwin Mahoney of Westlake Village is accused of robbing the California Federal Bank branch at 2820 Townsgate Road on Feb. 5.

Information provided by various witnesses, including bank employees, identified Mahoney as a "logical suspect," FBI Agent Charlie Parsons said.

According to a Ventura County Sheriff's Department report at the time, the robber entered the bank just before 5 p.m., brandished a large-caliber handgun and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Mahoney turned himself in to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on Feb. 9 in Vancouver, Canada, and agreed to be returned to the United States, Parsons said.

He was taken before a federal magistrate in Seattle and subsequently returned to the Los Angeles area to face charges of bank robbery, the FBI said.

The indictment was returned Friday in Los Angeles.

If convicted, Mahoney could face 20 years in federal prison and a fine of $5,000, authorities said.

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