2 Brothers Arrested After Bank Robbery

Two brothers were arrested in connection with a bank robbery Thursday five minutes after it occurred at a Bank of America branch on East Chapman Avenue, police said.

A man entered the bank at 4:55 p.m., indicated to tellers that he had a gun and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, Lt. Tony Hernandez said.

A bank employee put an exploding dye pack into the bag with the money and as the robber hurried out, the dye exploded, Hernandez said.

An unidentified Marine watched, Hernandez said, “realized what was happening and followed [the robber] to his get-away car, a station wagon, and wrote down the license.”


Five minutes later, a Fullerton officer spotted the vehicle on the Riverside Freeway near Euclid Avenue and pulled it over.

Police said the car contained two brothers from Norwalk, driver Larry Coronado, 37, and Frank Coronado, 30, who they said had entered the bank. No gun was found in the car.

Hernandez said the two were being held in Fullerton on suspicion of bank robbery.