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Bank Robbery – Suspect Arrested
ANAHEIM, CA - (April 11, 2013) - On April 11, 2013 around 2:40 PM, Anaheim Police Officers responded to a robbery alarm at the Wells Fargo Bank located in the 200 block of S. Harbor Blvd. As officers arrived, additional information was received from witnesses that the suspect was still inside the bank. Officers made contact with the suspect as he attempted to leave the east side of the bank. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. No bank employees or patrons were injured.

The suspect has been identified as Christopher Rayce Benfield / Age: 24/ Resident of Anaheim. He has been booked at the Anaheim Police Department on suspicion of bank robbery. He is currently being held without bail because of a parole hold placed on him as a result of this arrest.

It is believed Benfield acted alone. Investigators are working to see if he is connected to any other bank robberies.


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