Former Police Officer Convicted of Robbery

From Times Staff Reports

A former Oxnard police officer accused of trying to rob a local bank in an effort to escape mounting debts was convicted of those charges Wednesday.

The jury took just over a day to convict Edward Ludaescher, 41, on charges of attempted robbery, burglary and planting a fake bomb.

Prosecutors said Ludaescher carried a $100,000 bank loan and other debts in connection with a business he started after retiring.

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