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SCV sheriff’s detectives looking to snare mouse trap bandit

Posted: June 2, 2014 7:44 p.m.
Updated: June 2, 2014 7:44 p.m.

Bank robbers used sticky mouse traps to try to catch themselves some loot recently through the slot of a Santa Clarita Valley bank night deposit box.

“Detectives are seeking information as to who the suspect or suspects are,” said Lt. Brenda Cambra, who heads the Detective Bureau at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

When the Chase Bank at Valencia’s Granary Square re-opened after the long Memorial Day weekend, a bank employee became suspicious when she found a sticky mouse trap adhering to the bottom of a night deposit bag, said a deputy with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

“She figured because they have restaurants that make deposits, that that’s probably where it came from,” the deputy wrote in his report, referring to the adhesive mouse trap.

But when another employee showed up for work, she noticed fishing line hanging out of the night deposit box, the deputy wrote.

When the two inquisitive employees “opened the drop door, they found the fishing line was attached to another mouse trap,” he wrote.

That’s when the bank contacted the Sheriff’s Station.

“We’re still investigating,” Deputy Josh Dubin said late Monday afternoon.

There was no work on how many money-filled night deposit bags might have been snared by the mouse trap bandit.
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