Tustin police nab man suspected of robbing local bank with semi-automatic gun


Tustin police on Wednesday arrested a man on suspicion of robbing a local bank in June using a semi-automatic handgun and a note to coerce the teller into handing over the cash.

Tustin police announced Friday they have caught the man suspected of robbing US Bank in the 13000 block of Newport Avenue at about 11:30 a.m. June 2.

The man waited in line with the other bank customers until he approached the teller window and brandished a semi-automatic gun, demanding money. The teller passed the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash, and the man fled on foot.

Nobody was injured in the crime, police said.

Detectives jumped on the case and identified the suspect, launching an investigation into his whereabouts.

Following leads that sent detectives to a home in Riverside County, police found and arrested 33-year-old Manuel Brayon Gray on suspicion of armed robbery.

Gray was booked at the Orange County Jail.