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SCV sheriff’s detectives looking to snare mouse trap bandit

Posted: June 2, 2014 7:44 p.m.
Updated: June 2, 2014 7:44 p.m.

Bank robbers used sticky mouse traps to try to catch themselves some loot recently through the slot of a Santa Clarita Valley bank night deposit box.

“Detectives are seeking information as to who the suspect or suspects are,” said Lt. Brenda Cambra, who heads the Detective Bureau at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

When the Chase Bank at Valencia’s Granary Square re-opened after the long Memorial Day weekend, a bank employee became suspicious when she found a sticky mouse trap adhering to the bottom of a night deposit bag, said a deputy with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

“She figured because they have restaurants that make deposits, that that’s probably where it came from,” the deputy wrote in his report, referring to the adhesive mouse trap.

But when another employee showed up for work, she noticed fishing line hanging out of the night deposit box, the deputy wrote.

When the two inquisitive employees “opened the drop door, they found the fishing line was attached to another mouse trap,” he wrote.

That’s when the bank contacted the Sheriff’s Station.

“We’re still investigating,” Deputy Josh Dubin said late Monday afternoon.

There was no work on how many money-filled night deposit bags might have been snared by the mouse trap bandit.
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projalice11: Posted: June 2, 2014 8:55 p.m.

"SCV sheriff’s detectives looking to snare mouse trap bandit"

Not condoning the mouse trap caper , but wasn't that ingenious ???

ricketzz: Posted: June 3, 2014 7:03 a.m.

I don't think you can get stuff past the chute with a string. There's a big security barrier in the way. It's only open to the bottom when the top is closed. This is better suited to stealing videos after hours.

Unreal: Posted: June 3, 2014 7:05 a.m.

Wow, that was a good one.

They built a better mouse trap:) --edited.

chefgirl358: Posted: June 3, 2014 10:42 a.m.!

projalice, no, I really don't think it was very ingenious at all. These idiots are looking at federal time for a bank burglary, which is a big big deal. Their plan for obtaining the money wasn't very bright since they left all of their evidence behind and likely got nothing in return.

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