OCEANSIDE–Oceanside police officers arrested two men who robbed a Chase Bank in Oceanside on Monday.
The suspects, Tyler Francis Van Nevel, 22, of Vista, and Juan Maximino Mendieta Jr., 23, of Oceanside were arrested in Carlsbad after robbing the bank, located at 1710 Oceanside Boulevard.
One of the suspects entered the bank and presented a “demand note” to the teller demanding cash. The teller complied. The suspect left with $1,000.00 and was joined by another male just inside the exit doors. The two men entered a waiting white van. The van left the scene. A witness called in the license plate of the suspect vehicle. A second witness, followed the suspect vehicle into Carlsbad. The witness called Carlsbad police dispatchers and gave them information on the suspects. He followed the van until it turned into the Boars Crossing parking lot in the 300 block of Carlsbad Village Drive.
As Oceanside and Carlsbad police officers converged on the scene, the suspects got out of the vehicle and walked in different directions. The witness was able to point both suspects out to the officers and both suspects were taken into custody without incident.