Man arrested after robbery attempt outside local bank

Oct 22, 2015 12:28 PM by News Staff

A 40-year-old man who claims to have just moved to Redding in the last week was arrested for allegedly trying to rob a man outside a bank Wednesday afternoon.

The 19-year-old victim told police he was scared for his life when a man, later identified as Ernest Gerard Babers, reached into his waistband mas if he was going for a gun. Babers told the man he “would shoot and kill him” if money wasn’t handed over.

The victim quickly ran back into the bank and alerted a security guard.

Using a description of Babers, police were able to locate and arrest him nearby a short time later.


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