Photos: Above: File photo of Suspects Alicia Brown and Anthony Edwards | Ventura County Sheriff’s Department
Written By: Robert L. McCullough
November 8, 2022 – Ventura County, Ca. While it took no less than nine law enforcement teams to track down and arrest Los Angeles residents 36-year-old Anthony Edwards and 33-year-old Alicia Brown following their robbery of the Camarillo branch of Citibank, the duo hardly demonstrated the impressive evasive abilities or personal flair the infamous 1930’s era “Bonnie and Clyde.”
The Edwards and Brown escapades began late in the morning of October 4, 2022 when, according to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Spokesman Det. Meagan Yates, Edwards strolled into the Camarillo bank “wearing a fluorescent-colored construction vest, a wig with long dreadlocks, and a COVID-style facemask” and told a bank teller to give him “the money in the teller’s hand and in the bank drawer.”
Once Edwards had the funds in hand, he “ran to an awaiting vehicle” and was quickly gone from the scene. The law enforcement response was immediate and impressive, with investigators from the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau, Sheriff’s Gang Unit, Camarillo Detective Bureau, Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail, Sheriff’s Narcotics Bureau Crime Scene Investigation Unit, Crime Analysis Unit, Advanced Real Time Information Center, Sheriff’s Canine Unit, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation arriving at the crime scene. With that much manpower, it didn’t take the cops long to identify Edwards and Brown as their prime suspects.
At that point, the true detective work got under way. A search warrant of their residence was executed the same day, leading to the discovery of evidence “linking them to the crime.”
The task of locating Edwards and Brown proved more challenging, and it wasn’t until the afternoon of November 3 rd that Ms. Brown was located in Los Angeles, whereupon she was taken into custody and transported to Ventura County Jail. It turned out that Edwards was right under the nose of law enforcement, as he was located in the same jail where he was being held on another matter involving his poor appreciation for the law of the land. He was arrested while in custody and—like Brown—charged with conspiracy and second degree robbery. They both remain in custody with their bail set at $160,000 each.