Post by catchumall on Sept 16, 2016 14:20:25 GMT -5
I'm not sure if this case is on this board or not...the case hits a little close to home since I happened to be working in an office two blocks from the robbery/murder location...and a month before the infamous San Francisco Giants-Oakland Athletics World Series Earthquake on October 17, 1989. This was shown on AMW with John Walsh visiting San Francisco and profiling crimes committed there in the program and later repeated in the AMW Final Justice series.
On September 7, 1989, two men on bicycles had ambushed a Brinks armored car guard bringing out a sack of bank documents outside of the Bank of America's then-office headquarters at 555 California Street in San Francisco during the daytime hours on a weekday. One man shot the guard and the other took the sack. They also shot a second guard and a bystander and both survived their wounds. The robbers high-fived each other and rode their bicycles through busy downtown traffic to escape. The bikes were found abandoned in the South of Market area with the serial numbers sanded off. The stolen sack did not contain any money. The suspects were not wearing masks and were described as Caucasian males in their 30s and wearing white baseball caps. . A possible witness sighting had a third accomplice picking up the suspects in a station wagon. The first guard, Joseph Arriola of Vallejo CA. died at the scene.
It was something of a high-profile case at the time. Haven't heard much about the case since the Final Justice rerun.
Being two blocks from an AMW crime scene...the case did stir my interest in being a fan of AMW since then.
Last Edit: Jan 15, 2019 15:25:11 GMT -5 by catchumall
Post by Scumhunter on Sept 16, 2016 18:26:19 GMT -5
Hi is this the same catchumall from the amw.com message boards? If so, welcome back! OK sort of since this is an unofficial fan site but still it was created because those boards went defunct. (I posted as fishemout on those old boards).
Just a technical note that I moved this to unsolved on tv since the fugitives section are for known fugitive cases and right now the suspect(s) are unknown in this case.
I don't think we've discussed this case in a thread itself but have always wondered if the perpetrators are still at large.
Post by catchumall on Sept 16, 2016 18:56:07 GMT -5
The same. I'm not connected with law enforcement. Just a regular viewer of AMW.
The stolen bank documents were never found. Bearer Bonds might have been part of the haul.
There were composite sketches of the suspects that came from a description from a bicycle store sales clerk in San Francisco who might have sold similar brands of bikes to two male customers not long before the crime went down.
San Francisco Chronicle newspaper article on the crime 11 years after it happened:
Post by HeadMarshal on Sept 17, 2016 6:52:01 GMT -5
Welcome to the new America's Most Wanted/The Hunt forum Catchumall!
I've wanted a resolution or new updates in this case as well for quite some time. I've never seen the sketches or any information on any website related to the San Francisco Police Department through web.archive.org which is quite frustrating.
Thank you for the additional information on this case.
Post by catchumall on Jan 15, 2019 15:02:11 GMT -5
AMW preview of the Bank of America Armored Car guard murder case at 12:31 with composite sketch of one bike getaway suspect (right) at 12:18 with separate cases of captured Richard Church (left) and at large Steven Harrington (center). The clip's main profilee Leslie Rogge, unrelated FBI Top Ten bank robber, in custody.