Temecula bank robbery suspect back behind bars

TEMECULA – A 20-year-old man on probation was back behind bars today on suspicion of having robbed a US Bank branch inside a Temecula supermarket.

Matthew Rey of Temecula was arrested after a short foot pursuit around 1:20 a.m. Monday, when a deputy saw him in the parking lot of a motel in the city’s Old Town section, said Sgt. Kevin McDonald of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Rey allegedly went up to a teller at the bank branch at the Vons store in the 29500 block of Rancho California Road around 4:10 p.m. Sunday with a note demanding money, McDonald said. How much cash he got was not disclosed.

Investigators reviewed surveillance tape from the bank and were able to identify Rey as a possible suspect, authorities said.

He was booked into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta, where he was being held without bail, according to sheriff’s online booking records. No information was immediately released regarding the case in which he was granted probation.


TEMECULA – A man who robbed a US Bank branch inside a Temecula supermarket remained at large today.

The suspect entered the bank branch inside a Vons store in the 29500 block of Rancho California Road about 4:10 p.m. Sunday and handed the teller a note demanding money, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The teller handed an unspecified amount of cash to the bandit, who was described as a thin white man with dirty blond hair, between 18 and 25 years old, wearing a dark T-shirt and possibly blue jeans. Bank Robbery Suspect at Large

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