Man Suspected in Bank Robberies in Two Counties Arrested and Charged by Federal Grand Jury Following Joint Investigation
LOS ANGELES—A man suspected of robbing banks in Grover Beach and Long Beach, California, has been indicted by a federal grand jury, announced United States Attorney Nicola T. Hanna in Los Angeles, and Assistant Director Paul Delacourt of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office.
Dino Tabar Trias, 44, a transient who has ties to Sacramento and Bakersfield, was charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury yesterday, February 27, 2019. The indictment charges Trias with two counts of armed bank robbery.
Trias had been in federal custody since February 13th. He had previously been named in a criminal complaint filed in United States District Court.
According to the criminal complaint, Trias entered a Rabobank at 899 West Grand Avenue in Grover Beach on December 7 and brandished a black handgun, which he had concealed in his waistband while demanding cash from a victim teller.
On January 22, the complaint alleges, Trias entered a Comerica Bank located at 301 East Ocean Avenue in Long Beach and approached the victim teller. Trias also brandished a weapon in this robbery while demanding cash before fleeing the bank.
Based on a joint investigation by agents and detectives, information was developed that identified Trias as the suspect in both cases. Trias was taken into federal custody on February 13, 2019. He had been in custody as of January 31st for an unrelated matter in Kern County.
Following his arrest for bank robbery, Trias was afforded an initial appearance in United States District Court in Los Angeles and was remanded to federal custody. He is due back for an arraignment in federal court in Los Angeles on March 5, 2019.
This investigation was conducted by the Grover Beach Police Department, the Long Beach Police Department, and the FBI. Additional agencies provided considerable assistance, including the California Highway Patrol, the Pismo Beach Police Department, the Bakersfield Police Department, and the San Jose Police Department.