PT Cruiser bandit suspected of hitting 4th SCV bank – Santa Clarita Valley Signal – California News

PT Cruiser bandit suspected of hitting 4th SCV bank – Santa Clarita Valley Signal – California News

The PT Cruiser bandit has apparently struck again – this time a block from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

A man wearing a fedora robbed the California Credit Union on Magic Mountain Parkway shortly after 5 p.m., the same time of day as two of three other SCV banks robbed since June.

“They’re saying it was the same guy,” Sgt. Niels Gittisarn, of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, told The Signal.

A description of Thursday’s bank robber is being compared to other banks hit – two in Newhall and one in Valencia.

Thursday’s bank robber was described as wearing tan-colored shorts, a Hawaiian shirt and a fedora.

“He was 5-foot-3 and 170 pounds,” Gittisarn said.

Shortly before 5:30 p.m., several deputies descended on a white PT Cruiser stopped at the Mobile gas station on Via Princessa at Sierra Highway.

Surveillance photo captured by Chase Bank branch on Lyons of suspect on July 26.

They detained a man standing near the vehicle at gunpoint.

“It has not been confirmed that he is the robber,” Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s station said.

If it is the same bank robber, the credit union on Magic Mountain Parkway is the fourth Santa Clarita Valley bank he’s robbed in less than three months.

On July 25, about 5:15 p.m., a lone male entered the Logix Valencia Promenade bank branch on McBean Parkway near Magic Mountain Parkway and held up the bank.

Deputies dispatched to the scene of the July robbery were also given a description of a white PT Cruiser.

“It looks like we’re dealing with the same guy,” Becerra said at the time, referring to two previous bank robberies in Newhall in June.

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