Second Suspect Arrested in Palm Desert Attempted Bank Robbery

The man was arrested at his probation officer's office in Compton, police said

The second of two suspects accused of trying to rob a Palm Desert bank this week has been arrested and identified as a Compton man, police said Thursday.

Through their investigation into the Dec. 17 attempted robbery at the Bank of America on Monterey Ave. at Dinah Shore Drive, police pegged Roeling Adams, 34, as the second suspect, according to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Tom Brewster.  

Adams was taken into custody at his probation officer's office in Compton and and booked into the jail in downtown Riverside Thursday afternoon, according to jail records.

The other suspect, 34-year-old Ross Elliott Davis of Hemet, was arrested Monday -- the same day as the attempted robbery, which was reported about 9:05 a.m. at a Bank of America branch at 34-420 Monterey Ave.

Two men entered the bank, one brandishing a firearm, and passed a note to the teller demanding money, Brewster said. The teller didn't give the pair any money, and they left, Brewster said.

Sheriff's deputies found a man fitting the description of one of the suspects in the parking lot of a nearby business and arrested him. The other suspect was seen getting into the passenger seat of a silver or gray Chrysler PT Cruiser, which left before deputies arrived, Brewster said.

Davis was being held on $35,000 bail at the county jail in Indio.

-City News Service contributed to this report.

Mary Lasorsa December 21, 2012 at 02:14 PM
desertpatriot December 21, 2012 at 06:05 PM
'Through their investigation...police pegged Roeling Adams. The other suspect, Ross Elliott Davis was arrested Monday' that ol' adage still rings true: there's no honor among thieves. nab just one of these b@stards, interrogate `em and soon they start singing like lark. good work boys!
gdogncbd2 December 26, 2012 at 08:43 AM
true,but they are so stupid,they couldn't even pull off the bank heist.and they had a gun with them,most banks just hand over the cash with a demand note.these 2 had a weapon and 2 persons and still didnt get a thing but arrested,need to find new work.being a crook isnt working tooo good for em


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