Photo: Alta Loma bank where Simmons struck out
A man suspected of 2 bank robberies was arrested in Long Beach after his attempt at a third was foiled.
The final incident took place at the Bank of America at 8700 Baseline Road in Alta Loma, shortly before 11:30 AM on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. According to the release, “An employee at the bank reported the suspect approached her window and handed her a note demanding money.” The employee alerted her manager, which caused the suspect to flee.
Evidence located at the scene led Rancho Cucamonga detectives to identify the suspect as 47-year-old Steven Simmons of Upland, who, “upon further investigation, detectives learned… was a possible suspect in two other bank robberies in Ontario and Pasadena,” states the release.
A warrant was issued for Simmons’ arrest, and Rancho Cucamonga detectives collaborated with other agencies in an effort to locate him. He was found on Friday, January 31st, at a Long Beach hotel. “Detectives and deputies from the Multi-Enforcement Team responded to the hotel where Simmons was seen leaving the area,” and Simmons was subsequently arrested and charged with attempted robbery.
Simmons was booked at West Valley Detention Center on $50,000 bail.