A parolee charged with trying to hold up a bank in Glendale while claiming that he had a bomb faces a potential sentence of more than 17 years in prison if convicted.
Pablo Miguel Lopez, 28, of Sylmar, is set to be Monday at the Glendale courthouse on three felony counts of attempted second-degree robbery and one felony count of malicious informing of a false bomb.
The criminal complaint includes allegations that he was convicted in 2016 of second-degree robbery.
Lopez allegedly walked into a Bank of America branch at 3812 San Fernando Road about 3:55 p.m. Tuesday while carrying a bag and then gave a teller a note demanding money. The note said he had a gun and a bomb, according to Glendale Police Department spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.
“The Glendale Police Department was notified and quickly surrounded the bank,” Lightfoot said. “Lopez exited the bank without the bag or money and he was taken into custody without incident.”
Sheriff’s bomb squad personnel responded and examined the bag, which did not contain a bomb or gun, she said.
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