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Police: Transient arrested in H.B. bank robbery

July 25, 2012

A 52-year-old transient was arrested Thursday on suspicion of robbing a Huntington Beach bank, police said.

The Police Department received a call at 12:59 p.m. about a bank robbery that had just occurred at the Union Bank at 16141 Beach Blvd. A man entered the bank and demanded cash while threatening that he had a weapon, then made off with an undisclosed amount of money, according to a news release from the department.

Officers arrested David Hill, who matched the description of the suspect, in a neighboring shopping center. Union Bank employees identified him and all the stolen money was recovered, according to the release.

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Hill was arrested on suspicion of bank robbery and booked into the city jail. He is on federal probation for bank robbery, and the Police Department and FBI are investigating whether he has been involved in other robberies, according to the release.

—Michael Miller

Twitter: @michaelmillerHB

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