Arrests made in bank robbery spree covering Burbank, Van Nuys, Newhall, Valencia, Pico Rivera and Orange

BURBANK — — A male accused in a series of Southland financial institution break-ins, consisting of two Burbank break-ins, and a female who allegedly drove him from the scene of a minimum of among the setbacks schedule in court Thursday.

James Hamill, 27, and Samantha Yaworski, 22, both of Valencia, were jailed on Friday, inning accordance with Burbank cops Sgt. Derek Green.
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“The burglary spree began in March … … and extended about two months, throughout which 2 UNITED STATE Bank locations in the city of Burbank were robbed,” he claimed.

The first break-in happened about 3:40 p.m. April 20 at a branch at 1720 W. Olive Ave., according to the sergeant.

A robbery surveillance image released after the arrests of James Hamill, 27, and Samantha Yaworski, 22, both of Valencia.Image courtesy Burbank Police Department A break-in monitoring picture launched after the apprehensions of James Hamill, 27, and also Samantha Yaworski, 22, both of Valencia.< Photo courtesy Burbank Police Department

A suspect, currently believed to be Hamill, strolled into the bank and also generated a need note, Green claimed.

“A witness inside the bank tried to detain the suspect, however was unable to,” he claimed. “It was discovered the suspect was armed with a pellet gun appearing like a real handgun, which he left behind at the scene.”

The very same suspect was affirmed to have actually burglarized a UNITED STATE Financial institution branch at 240 N. San Fernando Blvd. about 2:15 p.m. on April 30, again making use of a demand note, Green claimed.

Burbank cops investigating the break-ins discovered the same individual was likewise suspected in financial institution robberies in Newhall, Valencia, Pico Rivera as well as Orange as well as a tried burglary in Van Nuys, Green said.

Proof collected at the scene of the very first break-in led investigators to identify Hamill as the thought outlaw and Yaworski as the supposed getaway vehicle driver in a minimum of among the break-ins, Eco-friendly stated.

Warrants were issued on Could 2 for both Hamill and also Yaworski, that were jailed by L.a cops after they entered an U.S. Financial institution branch in the 10100 block of Waterfront Drive in North Hollywood, Eco-friendly claimed.

A robbery surveillance image released after the arrests of James Hamill, 27, and Samantha Yaworski, 22, both of Valencia.Image courtesy Burbank Police Department A break-in monitoring image released after the apprehensions of James Hamill, 27, as well as Samantha Yaworski, 22, both of Valencia. Photo politeness Burbank Authorities Division The L.a County>Area Attorney’s Workplace on Monday filed 6

counts of burglary as well as two matters of attempted robbery against Hamill as well as one count of tried burglary versus Yaworski, court documents show. Hamill was being held at the Inmate Reception Facility in downtown L.a, with bond

established at$ 400,000, and Yaworski was being housed at the Century Regional Apprehension Facility in Lynwood instead of$50,000 bond, according to sheriff’s inmate documents.

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