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By Samuel Alioto
Observer Staff Writer 

Wells Fargo Bank on Main Street in Santa Monica Robbed

The bank, which was also robbed last September, is located at 171 Pier Avenue.

 

December 12, 2020

Wells Fargo Bank on Main Street in Santa Monica

Police captured a bank robber who used a shotgun to rob the Wells Fargo Bank on Main Street in Santa Monica Tuesday morning.

Aaron Koehler-Marsh, 27, from Bend, Indiana, had used a shotgun to obtain an unspecified sum of money from a teller, just after 9 AM.

"Upon arrival, officers observed the suspect inside a vehicle exiting the bank parking lot. Officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop at the intersection of Neilson Way and Bicknell. The as yet unnamed suspect was taken into custody without incident. Officers recovered a shotgun from the vehicle," wrote the SMPD in a press release.

The bank, which was also robbed last September, is located at 171 Pier Avenue.

Bank robbers seldom net more than $5,000. Modern banks have bulletproof screening protecting tellers. They also have cameras, and security guards, so they are frequently apprehended.

 

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