SANTA ANA, Calif.—A 38-year-old Fullerton man was charged Dec. 27 with robbing a bank in Garden Grove.
Justin Kearney Troy was charged with two felonies—attempted robbery and robbery—as well as misdemeanor counts of attempted petty theft, petty theft, and resisting arrest.
Troy pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana and was ordered to return to court Jan. 10 for a pretrial conference in the West Justice Center in Westminster.
Police were called to the Bank of the West branch at 12976 Main St. at 1:50 p.m. on Dec. 21, authorities said.
The robber walked up to a teller, demanded money, and ran off with about $500, police said. Police caught up with Troy on foot about a mile west of the bank, they added.
When officers ordered him to stop, he kept going “with his hands in his pockets,” but a police dog helped take him into custody and the cash was recovered, police said.