US Bank Fake Gun Robber Gets Grabbed

by The Editors on August 18, 2008

After a string of Carlsbad bank robberies where it seemed like pretty much anyone could get away with it, we now present Murrel Vailes, 30, of San Diego.

After jumping over the teller counter at the US Bank on Carlsbad Village Drive with a fake gun at approximately 9:30 AM, Vailes fled the scene in a green Lexus. But he didn’t get far.

An officer responding to an emergency call about the heist spotted a man matching the description of the thief driving a green Lexus onto southbound Interstate 5, according to Eppel. . . .The patrolman pulled over the driver, later identified as 30-year-old Murrel Vailes, and took him into custody. Cash believed to have been stolen during the robbery was lying on the front passenger’s side floor area of the car, Eppel said.

Congrats to Carlsbadistan’s finest for stopping Mr. Vailes in his bank robbery tracks. Getting your man is always good.


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Regis Weber August 18, 2008 at 7:36 pm

Good job officer!!

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