Three people who are suspected of robbing a bank are being detained at the Ventura County Jail. The trio is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail each. Jail records show each defendant has been charged with felony bank robbery.
The incident took place in the relatively upscale neighborhood of Thousand Oaks. The suspects, who have since been identified as 33 year-old Eric Denmark, 37 year-old Spencer Thomas and 21 year-old Khristina Mancilla decided to hold up the local Citibank and demand employees turn over their cash.
The female suspect seems to have mostly joined the men in spirit. She was tasked with waiting outside in the getaway car. The men walked into the bank and is said to have jumped over the counter. Employees quickly became flustered. Video tapes show him getting away with an undisclosed amount of money.
Authorities have not said if the men pulled any weapons out or if any customers or employees were threatened with physical harm. The men fled the building after grabbing what they came for. They took refuge in their sedan and ordered their cohort to speed off.
A large number of witnesses reportedly came forward to provide information to law enforcement. They were able to provide an accurate description of the suspects, their car, and the direction in which they were last seen traveling.
The robbers then got stuck in traffic on the 101. Multiple law enforcement agencies began pursuing the criminals. The getaway car then became stuck in bumper-to-bumper congestion while on Ventura Blvd. They suspects decided to flee on foot. Two of the them were captured a very short time later.
The third was taken down by a police K-9.
Jail records show that none of the defendants have bonded out. They remain in custody pending their arraignment. Ventura County Jail officials say they will appear before a judge within the week.