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August 8, 2019: Man Charged with Attempted Bank Robbery in Glendale

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A 28-year-old man was charged today with attempting to rob a Glendale bank while claiming to have a bomb, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Pablo Miguel Lopez (dob 11/2/90) of Sylmar faces three felony counts of attempted second-degree robbery and one felony count of malicious informing of false bomb.

Case GA106271 includes allegations of a 2016 conviction for second-degree robbery.

Arraignment is scheduled today in Department 1 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Glendale Branch.

On Aug. 6, Lopez reportedly walked into a bank on the 3800 block of San Fernando Road and passed a note to a teller demanding money and claiming to have a bomb, prosecutors said. The defendant left the bank without the money but left a backpack behind which was later determined to not have any explosives, the prosecutor added.

Bail is requested at $235,000. If convicted as charged, Lopez faces a possible maximum sentence of more than 17 years in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Glendale Police Department.