Man charged with local bank robbery federally indicted
–A man suspected of robbing banks in Grover Beach and Long Beach, California, has been indicted by a federal grand jury, announced Nicola T. Hanna, the United States Attorney in Los Angeles, and Paul Delacourt, the Assistant Director of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office.
Dino Tabar Trias, 44, a transient who has ties to Sacramento and Bakersfield, was charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury yesterday. The indictment charges Trias with two counts of armed bank robbery.
Trias had been in federal custody since February 13th. He had previously been named in a criminal complaint filed in United States District Court.
According to the criminal complaint, Trias entered a Rabobank at 899 West Grand Avenue in Grover Beach on Dec. 7 and brandished a black handgun which he had concealed in his waistband while demanding cash from a victim teller.
On Jan. 22, the complaint alleges, Trias entered a Comerica Bank located at 301 East Ocean Avenue in Long Beach and approached the victim teller. Trias also brandished a weapon in this robbery while demanding cash before fleeing the bank.
Based on a joint investigation by agents and detectives, information was developed that identified Trias as the suspect in both cases. Trias was taken into federal custody on Feb. 13. He had been in custody as of Jan. 31 for an unrelated matter in Kern County.
Following his arrest for bank robbery, Trias was afforded an initial appearance in United States District Court in Los Angeles and was remanded to federal custody. He is due back for an arraignment in federal court in Los Angeles on March 5.
This investigation was conducted by the Grover Beach Police Department, the Long Beach Police Department and the FBI. Additional agencies provided considerable assistance, including the California Highway Patrol, the Pismo Beach Police Department, the Bakersfield Police Department, and the San Jose Police Department.