VENTURA, Calif. -

A bank robber picked the wrong time to rob the Chase Bank on South Victoria Avenue in Ventura.

It happened about 3 p.m. Monday afternoon. Ventura police said Manuel Hernandez, 28 of Los Angeles, handed a teller a note demanding money. The teller activated a silent robbery alarm and complied with Hernandez's demands.

What Hernandez didn't know as he allegedly left the bank with a bag full of cash, is that FBI agents were on the second floor of the building. They saw Hernandez walk out of the bank and when he started to run, they ran after him.

The agents caught Hernandez at Valentine Road and Victoria Avenue. They arrested him and returned the money to the bank. Hernandez is being held at the Ventura County Jail for robbery.


2075 Victoria Ave, Ventura, CA 93003