Authorities said a suspect, identified as Gregory Lynn Cross, robbed a Chase Bank in Bixby Knolls, as well as other area cities. Photo courtesy of the FBI.
A man accused of robbing Chase Bank branches in Bixby Knolls and Burbank, as well as attempting several more robberies, was charged by a federal grand jury indictment Friday, officials said.
Gregory Lynn Cross, 58, is accused of robbing the Long Beach bank, located at 3901 Atlantic Avenue, for $2,327 on December 18, authorities say. He also robbed a Burbank bank for $3,330 on December 13, and a third count accuses him of robbing that same Burbank branch again for $2,150 on December 18, according to the FBI.
Authorities said Cross also attempted robberies, all on December 20, at a Wells Fargo in Santa Fe Springs, a Wells Fargo in Manhattan Beach and a Chase Bank in El Segundo.
Cross was located and arrested by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in January, and he was turned over to FBI agents, who had issued an arrest warrant for him, said Laura Eimiller of the FBI.
Cross is expected to be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.
An independent search of jail records found that Cross was previously arrested on April 1, 2013 in Compton, and released the next day. Records do not indicate what he was arrested for.
City News Service contributed to this report.