Two men in Bank of America robbery arrested at LAX

Authorities arrested two suspects at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on suspicion of robbing the Bank of America.
One of the men with his shirt pulled over the mouth entered the Bank of America in Huntington Beach, CA and demanded money. (Courtesy of Huntington Beach Police Department)

Authorities arrested two suspects at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on suspicion of robbing the Bank of America.

Huntington Beach police reported a robbery on May 10, 2017, at the branch located at 18691 Main St. According to the witnesses, one of the men with his shirt pulled over the mouth entered the bank and demanded money. His hand was in his jacket pocket, but it wasn’t clear whether he had a weapon then after he quickly jumps into SUV possible on the way to LAX.

One of the witnesses a bank employee managed to note of the SUV license plate. Detectives checked the records of the license plate and some investigations, developed information that the suspect and his friend on the way to the LAX to fly out of the country.

Both suspects found at the airport with assistance from the LAPD, FBI, U.S. Customs and U.S. Marshals.

Gregory Roberts 47, of San Francisco, CA and Wesley Lewison 50, of Huntington Beach, CA was arrested on suspicion of bank robbery, conspiracy and booked into Orange County Jail without bail.

Authorities arrested two suspects at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on suspicion of robbing the Bank of America.
Wesley Lewison, left and Gregory Roberts, right – arrested at LAX on suspicion of bank robbery and conspiracy (Courtesy of Huntington Beach Police Department)

Jaime Ruiz, U.S. Customs spokesman, said the suspects trying to board an international flight to Germany when the agents detained them.

They were very surprised when they saw the FBI agents and officers and understood that they got caught, but one of them resisted. One of them had $22,000 in cash, and the other had $200.