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San Diego Man Arrested Following Robbery of Navy Federal Credit Union

FBI San Diego December 18, 2012
  • Darrell Foxworth (858) 320-8302

The FBI, San Diego Police Department, and San Diego Sheriff’s Department are announcing the arrest of Roberto Amado Sepulveda, age 24, of San Diego, California, as a result of the investigation into the robbery of the Navy Federal Credit Union located at 555 Saturn Boulevard in San Diego, California, on Monday, December 17, 2012.

On Monday, December 17, 2012, at approximately 4:03 p.m., the Navy Federal Credit Union located at 555 Saturn Boulevard in San Diego, California, was robbed by an unknown male. During the robbery, the robber threatened to be armed with a handgun and a bomb. After receiving a sum of money, the robber left the bank on foot.

Additional investigation led to Sepulveda’s location, where he was subsequently arrested. Sepulveda was taken into custody at a residence in the 1200 block of California, San Diego, California, without incident by officers and deputies with the San Diego Police Department, San Diego Sheriff’s Department, and FBI agents.

Sepulveda was subsequently booked into the San Diego Central Jail on three counts of robbery, specifically, California Penal Code 212.5(A) PC. The three counts pertain to the following robberies:

  • Chase Bank, 1122 Palm Avenue, San Diego, California, on Saturday, November 17, 2012.
  • American West Bank, 1350 Rosecrans, San Diego, California, on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.
  • Navy Federal Credit Union, 555 Saturn Boulevard, San Diego, California, on Monday, December 17, 2012.

Sepulveda is expected to be arraigned on Thursday, December 20, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at Central Division, 220 West Broadway in San Diego, California. The aforementioned robberies are being investigated by the San Diego Police Department, San Diego Sheriff’s Department, and the FBI. The San Diego District Attorney’s Office is handling the prosecution of Sepulveda.

Anyone with information concerning these robberies is asked to contact the FBI at telephone number (858) 565-1255 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

An arrest itself is not evidence that the defendant committed crimes charged. The defendant is presumed innocent until the government meets its burden in court of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.