News Flash Home
The original item was published from 11/21/2018 9:13:57 AM to 11/29/2018 12:00:00 AM.

News Flash

Paso Robles City Press Releases

Posted on: November 21, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Armed Bank Robbery at Chase Bank in Paso Robles


PASO ROBLES, CA – The Paso Robles Police Department is currently investigating an armed bank robbery at Chase Bank, 194 Niblick Road, Paso Robles CA. The robbery occurred as the bank was closing at approximately 6:01pm on November 20, 2018. During the robbery, a bank employee sustained a moderate eye injury after one of the robbers struck him with a rifle. As of the time of this media release, it is unknown how much money was taken during the robbery.

PRPD dispatchers received a 911 call reporting the robbery at approximately 6:07pm; PRPD officers, a California Highway Patrol helicopter, and SLO County Probation Officers all arrived within approximately 4 minutes of receiving the call for help. However, by the time officers arrived the suspects had already escaped in heavy rush hour traffic.

Bank employees said at least (5) men entered the bank armed with handguns and a rifle. The suspects were dressed in black clothing and wore masks to conceal their faces. The suspects demanded money from bank employees and struck one employee on the eye with a rifle before fleeing the bank.

Paso Robles Emergency Services personnel provided immediate treatment to the employee before an ambulance transported him to an area hospital for further evaluation. The employee is expected to make a recovery.

The investigation continues as PRPD investigators work with the Federal Bureau of Investigations to interview witnesses and process the crime scene for evidence. Anyone with information about this or similar crimes should contact the PRPD at 805-237-6464, or persons wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers' 24-hour hotline at 805-549-STOP or by texting “SLOTIPS” plus your message” to CRIMES (274637).

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Paso Robles City Press Releases

Parking Program Refunds

Posted on: February 22, 2024
City seal on the hill

Public Budget Workshops

Posted on: February 15, 2024
Red rescue boat with 3 people in it, in the river at full flow

Rescue Boat Training

Posted on: February 12, 2024
Paso Robles Parking Sign-Final

Downtown Paid Parking Temporarily Paused

Posted on: February 7, 2024
Aerial_all of town (18)

Development Impact Fees

Posted on: February 5, 2024 | Last Modified on: September 16, 2021
J-20 and SSTOC Recruitment_square

Committee Volunteers Needed

Posted on: February 2, 2024
Sand pile

Sandbags for Winter Storms

Posted on: December 18, 2023
Seeking Planning Commissioners

Planning Commission Accepting Applications

Posted on: December 20, 2023
Paso Robles Parking Sign-Final

Downtown Parking Changes in 2024

Posted on: November 28, 2023
Sand pile

Winter Storms and Flood Preparedness

Posted on: November 13, 2023
Teen screaming for joy in library

Library Weather is Coming

Posted on: September 26, 2023
Woman watering drought resistant yard

Water Supplies

Posted on: September 6, 2023
Teen Center - kid walking in the door past the Teen Center sign

Teen Center Open

Posted on: August 15, 2023
2022 PRPD DEPT PHOTO - For Website

Back to School Safety Tips from PRPD

Posted on: August 14, 2023
SLO County Animal Services campus square

SLO Co Animal Services Update

Posted on: April 5, 2023
Pothole

Paso Robles Pothole Information

Posted on: March 27, 2023
Salinas Corridor Cleanup 9-13-22

Community Risk Reduction

Posted on: September 13, 2022
Development Impact Fees 2021_Homepage Spotlight

Annual Development Impact Fee Report

Posted on: December 29, 2021