Teamwork between deputies, alert residents put robbery suspect behind bars.
Alerting the media turned out to be a big help to sheriff’s deputies, as
they were able to track down and arrest a suspected bank robber just over a day
after his criminal escapade.
Scott Richard Price, 45, was arrested Thursday afternoon when deputies
followed up on a tip from a resident. The caller recognized the person shown in
a video frame published shortly after the armed robbery at the Bank of America
in Canyon Country.
Price allegedly passed a note to a bank teller demanding money and got away,
despite a quick response by deputies to the location at Soledad
Canyon and Whites Canyon Roads.
He was located and arrested without incident at an apartment complex in the
27000 block fo Solemint Road
shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday. A
vehicle believed to have been used in the robbery as well as additional
evidence was also found in the area and confiscated.
Price is in custody at the Santa Clarita Valley station on suspicion of
robbery, a felony. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail and, if convicted,
faces up to five years in state prison. Price is scheduled to appear in court
Sgt. Darren Harris told KHTS that the deputies and detectives are pleased
with the quick response by citizens and the resolution of the case, hoping it
serves as an example that crime doesn’t pay in Santa Clarita.
"This case is an excellent example of the media, law enforcement, and
the community working together to solve crime," said Captain Anthony La
Berge of the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station.