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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.

Anon August 23, 2012 at 03:08 AM
Dumb kids!
Teller of Truth August 23, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Yeah but can they vote?
Anon August 23, 2012 at 03:36 AM
I hope their parents can't!
Vince August 23, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Doesn't matter if they can vote or not...Federal 1st Timer can get up to 15 years for a Bank Robbery (w/no gun)...they won't have no time to vote anyways, 'cause by their photos, their Dance Cards are prolly gonna be mighty full! But maybe they'll get lucky and The State'll pick up, 'course the State System is a bunch worse---less time, sure, but much more demanding Dance Partner's...jes' sayin'.
MT August 23, 2012 at 03:48 AM
They are handsome
Edison Carter August 23, 2012 at 03:56 AM
That Oscar one is a pretty boy, little earnings, he will make a great girlfriend in prison.
Diana August 23, 2012 at 04:27 PM
How tragic, they are so young and now their entire life is ruined. What were they thinking.
Vince August 23, 2012 at 07:55 PM
It is tragic Diana...but mostly because if they do pull some serious time, in a real prison, thier ONLY hope for survival will be to become "affiliated" with Prison Gangsters...and then after that, all bets are off so far as thier future goes when they do hit the steets again. And yes, there are "levels" within the institution, and the higher ups do try to keep a coupla real "marks" like these fellas seperated from the hardened criminals---yet they still can become "prey" even on a "lower level"...but there again, they will be in need of protection from the "level toughs" within whatever population they get mixed with... Is that old "Scared Straight" progam still going on? That was a good idea, and maybe if it isn't still happening, it should be reinstated...a coupla kids like this may have benefitted greatly from it, had they been forced to go through it...although, if they don't have a "jacket", and were ordered into the program by the courts, then odds are good they never woulda volunteered for the whole deal. I'm going to search around and see if it still going on..I'll let ya know!
Hope August 23, 2012 at 08:17 PM
It is unfortunate. They are young with their whole lives ahead of them but now it will be behind bars for a while.
Constant Comment August 23, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Thats just it....they weren't! Sad...}~(
Constant Comment August 23, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Thats just it... they were NOT thininking.
Diana August 24, 2012 at 12:43 AM
I have seen that program on TLC, or Discovery or maybe it was A&E just recently and I think they changed the name of it to Really Scared Straight, I can't be sure I can't watch that kind of stuff it freaks me out.
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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