Friday, October 28, 2011

"Dust Mask Bandit" bank robbery suspect turns himself in

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According to an article in the Times-Standard, on-line, posted Oct., 25, 2011:
"Sheriff's detectives arrested a Hoopa man in connection with the Thursday robbery of the Coast Central Credit Union branch at the Ray's Food Place in McKinleyville. The Sheriff's Office said Clarence Joseph Lewis III, 29, called the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police at 1:30 p.m. Monday wishing to surrender himself to law enforcement. An officer drove to a home in Hoopa and took Lewis into custody without incident. The officer then drove Lewis to the sheriff's office where he was booked into the Humboldt County jail at 5:40 p.m. on one count of robbery for Thursday's robbery. Lewis chose not to give a statement to investigators. DNA evidence was collected from him at the time of his arrest, pursuant to a search warrant. Lewis is believed to have robbed the Ray's Food Place Coast Central Credit Union at gunpoint wearing a bandanna over his face and a large felt-style floppy hat. He is also wanted for questioning in a string of robberies committed by a suspect law enforcement is calling the Dust Mask Bandit."
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