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News Release

Wednesday, February 9, 2000

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Suspect Identified in Valley Bank Robbery

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday, February 9, 2000



On January 26, 2000 at approximately 2:45 p.m. a bank robbery occurred at the Bank of America located at 8720 Balboa Blvd., in Northridge. On Monday, February 7, 2000 at approximately 3:00 p.m. another bank robbery occurred at the Bank of America located at 16944 San Fernando Mission Boulevard in Granada Hills. The suspect was the same on both.

The suspect is a regular customer at the bank in Granada Hills and has been identified as David DeLeon, male White, 43 years old. He has been seen in the Sepulveda corridor and at various hotels on Ventura Blvd.

For any information, the public is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Robbery-Homicide Division, Bank Squad at 213-485-0780. After hours, weekends and Holidays please notify Detective Headquarters at 213-485-2504 or the FBI at 310-477-6565.

For further inquiries call 213-485-3586.


For Release 8:00 am PST
February 9, 2000