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Arrest made in bank robbery

Man nabbed on drug charges is linked to B of A and Chase robberies.

May 06, 2010|By Megan O’Neil

Los Angeles police officers have arrested a man suspected in the April 19 robbery of a Bank of America branch in La Cañada Flintridge.

Daniel Nardine, 31, dubbed the Foothill Bomber Bandit by the FBI, is also being investigated in a bank robbery in Tujunga the same week.

Robbery charges will be filed next week, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. David Silversparre.

LAPD officers arrested Nardine on April 24 in Hollywood on drug charges, Silversparre said. He was later linked to the Bank of America robbery.

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“The bank robbery suspect was confirmed via fingerprints and personal identification,” Silversparre said.

Nardine is a known transient from the Tujunga area, and was on parole.

The suspect entered the La Cañada branch of Bank of America in the 500 block of Foothill Boulevard shortly after 11 a.m. April 19, police said.

He slipped a teller a note saying he had a bomb and wanted cash, and then fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

No bomb or weapon was visible. No security guard was present.

On April 22, a man with a similar description used the same tack to rob a Chase bank in the 6500 block of Foothill Boulevard in Tujunga.

Both incidents were caught on security cameras, and the images were released to the public.


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