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Man Arrested After Police Say He Tried To Rob Ventura County Bank Using Bomb Threats

A Ventura County man is behind bars after police say he used a bomb threat to try to rob a bank.

It happened Thursday afternoon, at a Wells Fargo bank branch on Esplanade Drive in Oxnard. Detectives say Craig James Brashear entered the bank and told a teller he had a bomb, and demanded cash. 

A bank employee called police, and the Oxnard man fled the building.

Responding officers caught him outside.  They say he then claimed he had placed a bomb on the roof of the building.  A drone was used to search the roof, and found it was clear.

Brashear was arrested on attempted bank robbery and making a false police report charges.  Detectives say the 45 year old man has multiple prior bank robbery convictions.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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