Update: Suspected “Chubby Bandit” Arrested

Update: Suspected “Chubby Bandit” Arrested

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Update: Suspected “Chubby Bandit” Arrested


On October 20, 2012, the FBI, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, and the Carlsbad Police Department announced that Aaron Alan Hyman was arrested for the serial robberies that occurred around the San Diego area.  


The investigation began on October 9, 2012, after several robberies occurred by the same suspect.  After surveillance photos were released to the public, a San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy identified the suspect as Aaron Hyman.  The deputy recognized Hyman from patrols in the past, and the Carlsbad Police Department helped identify Hyman as the Chubby Bandit as well.  


Aaron Hyman managed to rob five banks and a local pharmacy.  He also attempted to rob a sixth bank.  The robberies are listed below:


-the U.S. Bank on 12655 Scripps Poway Parkway in Poway, California was robbed on October 9, 2012 at about 5:32 p.m.
-the Chase Bank on 7176 Avenida Encinas in Carlsbad, California was robbed on October 11, 2012 around 1:03 p.m.
-Hyman attempted to rob the Chase Bank on 607 Lomas Santa Fe in Solana Beach, California October 13, 2012 around 1:30 p.m.
-the Wells Fagro Bank on 276 North El Camino Real in Encinitas, California was robbed on October 15, 2012 at approximately 2:47 p.m.
-the U.S. Bank on 770 Village Drive in Carlsbad, California was robbed on October 16, 2012 around 2:23 p.m.
-the fifth successful robbery occurred at Wells Fargo Bank on 11986 Bernardo Plaza Drive in San Diego, California around 4:11 p.m.
-the CVS pharmacy on 191 Woodland Parkway in San Marcos, California was robbed on October 10, 2012 around 12:38 p.m.


Hyman is booked at the Vista County Jail, and the FBI has not released information about his trial at the current time.


He was arrested around the area of Highway 78 and El Camino Real.  If you have any information about the Aaron Hyman that could be useful to the FBI, you can call (858) 565-1255.  


Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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