Scooter-Riding Bank Robbers Caught

Scooter-Riding Bank Robbers Caught

Ventura County – Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, those legendary bank robbers from days gone by, successfully eluded apprehension by law enforcement authorities across a wide swath of America because they were always careful to have an effective means of escape. Their getaway cars—admittedly usually stolen—were high-powered sedans capable of outrunning all pursuers.

...and away they go, but not for long

…and away they go, but not for long

But today’s media culture—where young people are ignorant of the lessons available by watching those cinema classics instructive of the ways of effective criminality (“Bonnie & Clyde”, “The Untouchables”, “Donnie Brasco”) because they frequently believe that they can learn it all by playing video games (“Grand Theft Auto”)—leads some to believe that any getaway vehicle is a good getaway vehicle.

The failing of that thinking was apparently demonstrated by Jasen Tyler Eckart, 20, and Dylan Jacob Bogart, 19, a pair of Thousand Oaks residents who thought that a motor scooter would be the best possible ride away from the scene of a bank robbery they appear to have committed at the heavily video-monitored U.S. Bank located inside their neighborhood supermarket. It was in the early evening of June 23rd when one of the pair entered the market and approached the bank personnel with a handgun and a demand for cash. According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Alan Hartkop, he suspect recorded on video was wearing a motorcycle helmet, and “after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he rant out of the store and got on the back of a scooter.”


Jasen Tyler Eckhart

The scooter, driven by a waiting accomplice, departed the parking lot in full view of security cameras recording the flight in a scene that could have been right out of a “Pee-wee Herman” movie. Responding law enforcement deputies from the East County Major Crimes Unit, the FBI, and the Thousand Oaks Special Enforcement Unit reviewed all of the video, interviewed witnesses, and gathered evidence pointing directly to Bogart and Eckart.


Dylan Jacob Bogart

Both suspects where contacted by investigators, arrested, and transported to Ventura County Jail where they were booked for armed bank robbery with their bail set at $50,000 each.

Photos: Courtesy Ventura County Sheriffs, Ventura County Jail Booking

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