Three individuals have been arrested for their alleged involvements in the attempted robbery of a San Diego area bank. Attempted robbery charges can carry stiff penalties in California. If convicted, these individuals may be looking at jail/prison time, fines and various other consequences.
The event in question is said to have occurred on March 10, at the Wells Fargo Bank in Solana Beach. A woman is accused of approaching a bank teller with a note demanding money. The female suspect reportedly left empty handed, though, after the teller stalled in handing over any cash.
After the woman left the bank, authorities say that they received a call claiming that she got into a vehicle with two men and fled the scene. Police soon found a vehicle matching the description provided and arrested the driver and two passengers. All three individuals were transported to the Vista Detention Facility. It is unknown if bond has been set in any of their cases. Local and federal authorities are still in the process of investigating this incident.
While, in this particular case, the bank did not suffer any losses and no weapons were utilized, attempted robbery is still considered a serious federal offense whether one lives in California or elsewhere. Each of the accused has the right to defend him or herself and fight his or her case in court. An attorney with experience handling federal cases could certainly help each of these individuals as they work their way through the legal system and help them achieve the best outcomes for their circumstances.
Source: nbcsandiego.com, "Attempted Bank Robbery in Solana Beach Results in Three Arrests", Caroline Howe, March 10, 2016