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Suspected Lake Elsinore Bank Robbers Arrested

Carlos Martinez, 20, and Oscar Perez, 21, were arrested Tuesday in connection with the June 29 hold up at the Lake Elsinore Chase Bank.

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.

Marisela August 24, 2012 at 03:09 AM
I am in total shock. I worked with Carlos. I cant believe he was capable of doing this. I feel for him and his family. He was such a nice kid. Now time to face reality.
Paul August 24, 2012 at 04:14 AM
Regardless of which court they get convicted in, Federal Court or State Court, they will be convicted felons. Convicted felons loose the rights to vote, carry or own a gun and ammunition. Not that it stops felons from carrying guns or ammo, but the loosing the right to vote is a small consolation prize.
Monica Mtz August 27, 2012 at 12:22 AM
CARLOS IS MY BABY BROTHER, HE MADE A POOR CHOICE AND HE WILL PAY HIS DUES TO SOCIETY AND HIS FAMILY WILL MAKE SURE HES HAD A LIFE CHANGE AND MOVES ON WITH HIS LIFE AND MAKES THE BEST OF IT, HE WASNT RAISED THIS WAY AND HE WILL BE LEARNING ABOUT CONSEQUENCES THE HARD WAY, ALL U PEOPLE WITH NOTHING NICE TO SAY OR VERY JUDGEMENTAL HIGH HORSE HOLIER THAN THOU OPINIONS PLEASE GET A LIFE AND STOP RUBBER NECKING AND MAKING BUYOUS OPINIONS LIKE TWO SIXTY YEAR OLD GOSSIPING BOOK CLUB LADIES. THANKS :)
Anon August 27, 2012 at 04:53 PM
What is buyous?
Vince August 27, 2012 at 11:47 PM
aaaaaa....dat's plurel for mor'in wun of dem plases lyke a swomp wair's de kajins livs in lo-eesy-anny....ah thank?

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