A lone deputy on patrol near the Valencia Promenade on McBean Parkway at Magic Mountain Parkway heard dispatchers describe a man suspected of robbing the Logix branch, spotted the man and moved in to make the pinch.
Local sheriff’s deputies responded Thursday afternoon to reports of a bank robbery at the Logix branch on McBean Parkway and Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia.
“The suspect did go inside the bank and gave the teller a demand note,” said Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
“She surrendered an undisclosed amount of money to him,” she said. “She then immediately contacted the sheriff’s station, describing the suspect as a male, black, in his late twenties.
“A patrol unit was in the area and spotted a man matching the suspect’s description,” she said.
The suspect was arrested within about 10 minutes of the holdup.
Miller said the call was in relation to the Logix Valencia Promenade, on the 27000 block of McBean.
At 3:18 p.m, the breaking story was still developing, with details about the incident expected to be released later today.
“There was a robbery this afternoon at the Logix Federal Credit Union branch in the Valencia Promenade,” Logix spokeswoman Alethia Calagias said.
“Employees and members present at the time of the robbery were unharmed, and authorities have reported a suspect is in custody. Logix takes employee and member safety extremely seriously and provides regular training for a variety of robbery scenarios,” she said.