After nearly two months of investigation, police have arrested two men they say are linked to a bank robbery in Lake Elsinore.
Carlos Martinez, 20, and Oscar Perez, 21, were arrested Tuesday in connection with the June 29 hold up at the Lake Elsinore Chase Bank located at 31575 Canyon Estates Drive.
According to jail records, Perez was picked up by police in the 500 block of Crane Street in Lake Elsinore and Martinez was arrested in the 100 block of 18th Street in Costa Mesa. Both men were booked into Southwest Detention Center for strong arm robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony.
According to Sgt. Patrick Chavez of the Lake Elsinore Police Department, investigators identified Martinez as being responsible for the robbery. Additional evidence led investigators to Perez, who Chavez said was also connected to the heist.
During the noontime robbery, a Hispanic male entered the bank and handed a bank teller a note demanding money. The teller complied and the suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
No bank employees were injured during the hold up.