Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Suspected bank robber arrested

Police officials in Orange County have arrested a man they believe robbed the Citibank in the Old School House last month.

Erik von Holland, 47, was arrested earlier this week at his home in Brea on suspicious of robbing the Citibank and 3 other banks in Orange County, according to Claremont police.

Called the "100s and armed bandit" by law enforcement, Mr. Holland was identified through surveillance photographs taken of him during the heists. He wore baseball hats during the robberies but otherwise did not conceal his appearance.

Mr. Holland was identified by the Tustin Police Department while police were showing surveillance photos to Orange County Parole Agents. A parole agent recognized the suspect and provided a name to police.

He was arrested by Orange and Fullerton police officials at his residence. The involved agencies are working with FBI with the intent of filing multiple federal counts of bank robbery.

The Claremont robbery took place on Friday, May 21.

Don't forget to vote

Yes another election day is upon us. Be sure to head out to the polls and cast your ballots.

If you recently moved or don't know where to vote, you can look it up by your address at LA County's Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website.

Check back here for election news updates. I'll post information on election results as soon as they become available.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Open casting at Piano Piano tonight

Can you sing along to every top 40 hit played on the radio? If so, there's an open audition tonight at Piano Piano by the Double Tree Hotel.

The reality TV show "Don’t Forget The Lyrics" will host an open casting at the popular hangout from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. See below for more information.

We are looking for fun and interesting contestants who know the lyrics to the biggest hit songs of all time. You must be knowledgeable of song lyrics and willing to sing your heart out!

Whether you’re young or old, like Motown or Country, we are looking for all types. The songs are TOP 40 hits, ranging from the 60’s to present day.

If you love to sing, and want the chance to win
THOUSANDS of dollars, then we want to see you!"

For more information about the show, check out our website: www.dftl.tv

FROM: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

RockStar Karaoke will keep the party going until 1a.m.!

For those who haven't been there yet, here's a video of what to expect at Piano Piano.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Robber photos released

Police have released the following photos of the suspected bank robber who stole an undisclosed amount of cash from Citibank in the Old School House.

On Friday, May 21, the man pictured below walked into the bank and handed the teller a note stating, "I'm armed. Remain calm and I will not hurt anyone." The robber asked the teller for $5000 in cash.

The FBI have dubbed the man "the 100s and armed bandit." He is also suspected in bank robberies in the cities of Orange and Santa Ana.

No weapon was seen during the robbery, but police say the man implied in the note that he was carrying a weapon.

Witnesses and police described the robber as a white male, late 30s to early 50s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 180 pounds, wearing a baseball cap, a button down dark green shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone who has information regarding the "$100s and armed bandit" can call the Los Angeles Federal Bureau of Investigation office at 310-477-6565 or the Claremont Police Department at 909-399-5401.