On Monday, June 25, 2016, the Chase Bank located at 840 N. San Fernando Boulevard was robbed by a male who approached a teller with a note demanding money. One month to the day later on July 25 at 12:40 pm, the same person committed a robbery at the same bank using a similar note.
Using the descriptions, surveillance footage, witness statements and other details in both incidents Burbank Police Detectives identified a person of interest, 20 year-old Glendale resident Patrick Vertani. Investigators established a surveillance of Vertani’s Glendale home in the 1100 block of Spazier Avenue, the afternoon of July 25th.
At about 5:30 pm, Vertani and another male were detained, without incident, after leaving the Glendale residence. Evidence linking Vertani to the robberies was located in his vehicle and home during the service of search warrants. Those items included clothing worn by Vertani and most of the currency taken during the robberies.
Vertani was arrested on two counts of bank robbery and booked into the Burbank City Jail in-lieu of $200,000 bail. Vertani’s companion was interviewed and released.
Vertani was reportedly a water polo player while attending Burbank High before graduating in 2013. He was also a coach at the school during the 2013-2014 season.
Vertani has since posted bond. This afternoon, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed two counts of robbery against Vertani. He is due to appear in court for arraignment in late August.