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Oceanside Man Arrested in Carlsbad Bank Robbery Investigation

Crime Stoppers tip helped identify suspect, authorities say.

San Diego FBI Special Agent in Charge, Daphne Hearn, announces the arrest of Edward Jones Inzunza, age 30, of Oceanside, California.  Inzunza was arrested as a result of the investigation into the robbery of the Comerica Bank, 2626 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, California, that occurred on Friday, January 4, 2013.

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Inzunza was arrested on Friday, February 1, 2013, near the intersection of Lewis and Thunder, in Vista, California, by San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputies during a vehicle stop.  The Deputies were working in coordination with the FBI and Carlsbad Police Department.

 According to the federal complaint filed with the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Inzunza is charged with one count of violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a), bank robbery.  Inzunza is charged with robbing the Comerica Bank, 2626 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, California, on Friday, January 4, 2013.

According to the complaint, on Friday, January 4, 2013 at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Comerica Bank, 2626 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, California was robbed by an unknown male, subsequently identified as Edward Jones Inzunza.  At the time of the robbery, Inzunza allegedly approached the victim teller and ordered the teller to raise his hands and to give him all the money he had in his drawer.  Inzunza kept one hand in his sweat jacket pocket making some bank employees believe he had a gun in his pocket.  Inzunza grabbed the money and placed it inside of his sweat jacket front pocket. Following the robbery, Inzunza walked across the parking lot and was observed entering an early 2000’s white Toyota T-100 extended cab pickup truck,

On Monday, January 7, 2013, the FBI issued a news release to the media and the public concerning the robbery of the Comerica Bank.  This news release included bank surveillance photographs of the bank robber.

On Monday, January 28, 20103, an anonymous person reported to San Diego County Crime Stoppers that he/she saw bank surveillance photographs on the news and believed the Comerica Bank robber was Inzunza.  This information along with additional information developed through follow up investigation led to federal bank robbery charges being filed against Inzunza. 

Following his arrest on Friday, February 1, 2013, Inzunza was booked into the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), San Diego, California.  Inzunza is expected to have his initial appearance before a U.S. Magistrate Judge on or about Monday, February 4, 2013.

This robbery is being investigated by the Carlsbad Police Department, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI.  This case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of California, and San Diego, California.

–FBI Press Release

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