SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man suspected of pulling off a dozen Southern California bank heists -- most of them in the San Diego area -- was behind bars Wednesday in Denver, an FBI spokesman said.
Adam Lynch, 34, who was arrested this week, is suspected of being the "Ho Hum Bandit," said Dave Joly, an FBI spokesman in Denver. Agents gave the robber the name because of his bland, unruffled attitude.
In December, FBI agents in Orange County were told about a serial bank robber wanted in Colorado who matched the description of the Ho-Hum Bandit, who had since made himself scarce in Southern California.
On July 24, the robber hit his 12th Southern California bank, holding up a U.S. Bank branch on Glenneyre Street in Laguna Beach. It marked the second time in a month that the robber targeted the branch.
The day before, he held up a Corona del Mar Citibank -- the same one he had robbed a month before, according to the FBI.
Most of his holdups have been in San Diego County, where his spree appears to have begun in late February of last year with a robbery of a National Bank branch.
Other 2010 holdups attributed to the Ho-Hum Bandit include:
-- San Diego National Bank, on March 9 of that year;
-- Chase Bank, San Diego, March 25;
-- Citibank, San Diego, April 2;
-- Citibank, La Jolla, April 8;
-- Citibank, San Diego, May 8;
-- Wells Fargo, San Diego, June 5; and
-- U.S. Bank, Laguna Beach, June 23.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
Showers will be mostly light Saturday morning, decreasing into early Saturday afternoon. Another round of showers expected to push through late afternoon ending late Saturday night.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.