On March 14, 2018 at approximately 2:30 p.m., detectives from the San Gabriel Police Department surveilled bank robbery suspect, Raymond Mendez, 27, into the City of Los Angeles. Mendez, a local gang member, was wanted for a bank robbery that occurred on March 5, 2018 at the Bank of America in the City of San Gabriel. Detectives spotted Mendez as he was leaving a nearby residence and followed him as he drove away.
Mendez was subsequently stopped and arrested in the 300 block of West 38 Street in the City of Los Angeles without incident. Mendez was charged with robbery and felony vandalism for damaging property at a nearby business as he was fleeing the scene of the initial robbery. Mendez is currently on Post Release Community Supervision for felony assault pursuant to Assembly Bill 109 and is being held at the Alhambra Jail without bail.