Alleged Fugitive Texas Bank Robber Apprehended In Burbank

By On October 17, 2013

Early Wednesday, October 16, at 1:07 a.m., Burbank police officers on patrol driving eastbound on Alameda Ave. near Lima St., noticed a 2002 white Chevy Impala pass them westbound on Alameda Ave., playing excessively loud music. After the patrol unit turned around and followed the vehicle a short distance, the car made a left turn onto Olive Ave. from the fast lane. The patrol officer made a traffic stop, and discovered the driver had no identification.

The driver verbally gave a license number from Texas and when Burbank officers cross-checked with the National Crime Index Center (NCIC), they discovered an “armed and dangerous warrant out on the individual for a bank robbery in San Antonio,” according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department. “On October 10, he had passed a note to a teller and stolen $10,000 from a bank.”

Andrew William Rios, 29, was arrested at the scene and continues to be held without bail. BPD has been in contact with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department in San Antonio. Mr. Rios was transferred to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, pending extradition to Texas.

No one else was in the vehicle and no weapons were found. Some cash with consecutive serial numbers, which is consistent with a bank robbery, was found and is being held as evidence. Mr. Rios stated he recently purchased the Chevy Impala in California.