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.