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WELLS FARGO ANNOUNCES $10,000 REWARD IN CONNECTION WITH LAKE MURRAY-BALTIMORE BRANCH ROBBERY

 WELLS FARGO ANNOUNCES $10,000 REWARD IN CONNECTION
 WITH LAKE MURRAY-BALTIMORE BRANCH ROBBERY
 SAN DIEGO, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the armed take-over robbery of its Lake Murray-Baltimore branch, Wells Fargo Bank has announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the two suspects.
 Individuals with information are encouraged to call the San Diego FBI at 619-231-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 619-235-TIPS. The suspects were last seen leaving the La Mesa crime scene in a white Ford Escort, their faces covered by ski masks. They were carrying semi-automatic weapons. Both suspects were in their mid-20s, each weighing approximately 150 pounds and standing 5-feet, 8-inches tall.
 The first suspect was Caucasian, with a light complexion and a mustache. He was wearing running shoes, red/black shirt and khaki pants. The second was Hispanic with black, short hair and olive complexion. He was wearing blue sweat pants, a jean jacket and white tennis shoes.
 "Wells Fargo will continue its tough stance to fight crime," said Drew Tanzman, senior vice president, division manager. "We have an aggressive security program that pursues suspects who put our customers and employees at risk." The program has been implemented to respond to the notable increase of robberies of Southern California financial institutions. The FBI reports that the increase is related to the upward spiral of drug activity and the down-turn in the economy.
 According to Tanzman, "The security program has been very successful. Our message is that crime doesn't pay if you rob a Wells Fargo branch. During 1991, approximately 90 percent of San Diego Wells Fargo robbery suspects have been arrested. Working cooperatively with the FBI, Wells Fargo will aggressively work to reduce crime in 1992."
 The $10,000 is offered under the James B. Hume Reward Program, which is named after the famous Wells Fargo chief detective James B. Hume. From 1873 to 1902, Hume chased outlaws across California. He brought most of them to justice, including notorious highwaymen Black Bart, Milton Sharp and Dick Fellows.
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 /CONTACT: Dan Conway of Wells Fargo Bank, 619-688-3408/ CO: Wells Fargo Bank ST: California IN: FIN SU:


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