BURNEY, Calif. - The Shasta County Sheriff's Office says it has arrested one man after they say he robbed a bank before sexually assaulting a minor as he walked out.
The call came in about 1 p.m. on Aug. 10 to the Tri Counties Bank on Highway 299. Officials say they learned a man was inside the bank, yelling and demanding money, saying he wanted to hold everyone hostage. Then, a silent hold up alarm was set off from inside.
As deputies arrived on the scene, the suspect was seen walking away from the bank. When they confronted him, deputies say they immediately recognized him from numerous prior contacts and arrests.
Officials say the man was identified as 35-year-old Kwan Quinn of McArthur.
After a brief struggle, deputies were able to detain him. After interviewing bank employees and customers, Deputies say it was learned Quinn entered the bank and threatened to shoot and kill everyone inside, claiming he had a gun.
Deputies say while they were arresting him, they found the money Quinn had gotten from a bank teller.
During the robbery, deputies say Quinn also assaulted a child as he was leaving the bank.
Quinn was booked into the Shasta County Jail for robbery and sexual battery of a minor. Anyone with any information about the robbery is asked to call Sergeant Marc St. Clair at the Burney Enforcement Division at 245-6070.