This reminds me of the guy who robbed the bank and rode his bike to the Snug Harbor.

After Hoisting One, He’s Accused of Heisting One
A man sipping a beer and counting a ‘wad of money’ matches witnesses’ descriptions from a bank robbery across the parking lot.
By Mai Tran
Times Staff Writer

April 23, 2004

A bank robbery suspect was arrested after he strolled to a bar across the parking lot, ordered a beer and started counting “a wad of money,” Huntington Beach police said Thursday.

Ronald Langdale, 58, of Los Angeles had taken only a few sips of his beer when officers walked into Mario’s Restaurant, tapped him on the shoulder and led him to a waiting squad car, police said.

Minus the tab for the beer, all the money was recovered, police said.

Langdale allegedly robbed the Bank of America near Beach Boulevard and Ellis Avenue about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, ordering a teller to hand over money.

He told her he had a weapon, police said, but none was seen.

After the teller complied, police said, the robber left with an undisclosed amount and walked to the restaurant, took a seat at the bar and ordered a beer.

Meanwhile, police searched the shopping center and interviewed witnesses, who described a suspect wearing a baseball cap, a light jacket and dark pants.

When police went inside the restaurant, they spotted a man fitting the description sitting at the bar, counting a large stack of money, said Lt. Mike Reynolds.

“The officers were doing an area check and sure enough, they hit it rich,” Reynolds said. “His clothing was exactly the same. He wasn’t hard to find.”

Langdale is being held without bail.

4 thoughts on “This reminds me of the guy who robbed the bank and rode his bike to the Snug Harbor.

  1. Movies generally portray bank robbers as being cunning planners, when this is actually the typical case…
    This guy actually got off lucky, since the money was recovered. Generally the legal penalties for bank robbery are slight compared to what the bank can do to you to recover the money…
    An unemployed friend of a friend in Santa Cruz took to robbing banks to support himself. He’d hit one a month for about $1500.00, but always took the same route home. It was either the 3rd or 4th time he did it that the cops just put up a checkpoint on Coast Highway as soon as the call came in and just waited for him. Dumb. I think he did 10 months in jail and a couple of grand for a fine. He’s probably still working to pay off the bank, though.

  2. holy shit!
    This is liek all of 3 seconds from where i live, i go to mario’s all the time. it only takes me 2 minutes to walk there.

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