TEMECULA – On September 18, officers from the Temecula Police Department responded to a bank robbery that had just occurred at the Chase Bank located at 29640 Rancho California Road in Temecula.
Investigators from the Temecula Police Department responded to the scene and quickly noted that the suspect description and method of operation in this case matched information regarding two recent bank robberies in the city of Hemet. The Temecula Police Investigators contacted the Hemet Police Department and were able to develop information that identified the suspect in the Temecula Bank Robbery on September 18 as being Rodney Jeter, 21, of Hemet.
On September 27, Jeter was arrested by the Hemet Police Department in the city of Hemet for the two bank robbery cases in their city. He was later booked into the Southwest Detention Center for those cases. Additional charges regarding the bank robbery in Temecula are being filed against Jeter as well.
Anyone with further information regarding these crimes is encouraged to contact Investigator Grassel at the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000.
TEMECULA – A man claiming that he was in possession of a bomb robbed a Temecula bank today, fleeing with a wad of cash before sheriff’s deputies could reach the location.
The robbery occurred around 11 a.m. at a Chase bank branch in the 29600 block of Rancho California Road, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
The lone suspect approached a teller window, slipped an employee a note saying he was armed with an explosive device and wanted money, said sheriff’s Lt. Doug McGrew.
The teller complied with the demand, handing over an undisclosed amount of cash, at which point the robber walked out of the bank and drove away in a silver-colored Chrysler PT Cruiser, heading west on Rancho California toward Interstate 15, McGrew said.
No one was injured.
The bandit was described as about 25 years old, with a medium build and shaved head. He was wearing eyeglasses, a long-sleeved beige shirt and burgundy pants.
Anyone with information about the robbery was urged to call the sheriff’s Temecula Station at (951) 696-3000.