Friday’s take-over robbery of a Newport Beach bank may be the work of the “20 Questions Bandits,” a group of armed men who’ve robbed half a dozen other banks in Southern California since last year, FBI officials said Monday.
About 5:48 p.m. Friday, two armed men in dark clothes and ski masks entered the Bank of America branch at 1016 Irvine Ave. They ordered everyone inside to get on the ground, hopped the teller counter and demanded money from some of the bank tellers, said Newport Beach Police Lt. Craig Fox.
After getting a hold of the cash the men left the bank and fled in a black Chevrolet Tahoe parked on the building’s east side, Fox said. The Tahoe, which was reported stolen out of Culver City, was found nearby on Rutland Road.