Authorities: Arrest made in 2010 Pacific Beach bank robberies

Investigators: Bryan Leasure linked to 2 robberies


Law enforcement authorities in San Diego said they have made an arrest in a pair of Pacific Beach bank robberies in 2010.

The San Diego Police Department, in cooperation with the FBI, said they arrested 50-year-old Bryan W. Leasure, of Mission Beach, in connection with the robberies that occurred on July 12 and August 13, 2010.

Investigators said Leasure was arrested Wednesday as he was leaving his home. He was booked into San Diego County Jail on two counts of commercial robbery.

Robbery detectives working on the case said they developed information and collected evidence that eventually lead to the identification of Leasure as the suspect. 

Leasure is accused of using demand notes to rob a Bank of America office in the 900 block of Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach and a Wells Fargo branch four blocks to the east on the same street, according to San Diego police.

During his arraignment Friday at the downtown county courthouse, Leasure pleaded not guilty the allegations. He was ordered held on $150,000 bail. A preliminary hearing in the case was scheduled for Feb. 1.

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