Suspect Arrested Following Chase Bank Robbery
|FBI San Diego October 23, 2013|
Kevin Blair Grattan, age 60, of San Diego, California, was arrested today by a San Diego Police Officer following the robbery of the Chase Bank branch at 707 Broadway in San Diego, California.
On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at approximately 8:50 a.m., the Chase Bank branch located at 707 Broadway in San Diego, California, was robbed by an unknown male. According to witnesses, the robber entered the bank and approached a teller. Upon arriving at the teller window, the robber pushed a black plastic grocery-type bag under the teller’s bandit barrier and made a verbal demand for money. After receiving a sum of money, the robber took the bag and walked across the bank lobby and sat down in a chair. While seated, the robber looked inside the black plastic bag. After looking in the bag, the robber stood up and walked out the bank. A security guard followed the robber out the door, at which time the guard waved down a San Diego Police Department (SDPD) officer. The robber was taken into custody without incident by the SDPD officer. Witnesses later identified Grattan as the person allegedly responsible for robbing the Chase Bank.
Grattan was subsequently booked into the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) and is expected to have his initial appearance before a U.S. Magistrate Judge on Thursday, October 24, 2013. This matter is being investigated by the SDPD and the FBI.
The public is reminded that an arrest itself is not evidence that the defendant committed the crimes charged. The defendant is presumed innocent until the government meets its burden in court of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.