Friday, May 12, 2017

California Beefcake model busted for cross-country bank robberies

The suspect in three Greenwich, Connecticut robberies arrested early Wednesday near San Diego was a beefcake model and a fitness fanatic. David Byers, 34, of Solana Beach, Calif., managed to evade pursuers in Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania and Arizona after a series of robberies.
Greenwich police are seeking to have Byers extradited to Greenwich, where he will face one count of first-degree robbery, a charge that includes robbery with a gun, two counts of third-degree robbery, two counts of larceny and a felony count of reckless endangerment. Byers reportedly has a girlfriend in the New York area and a daughter in Southern California. He is accused of holding up a Chase bank in Riverside, Connecticut last week. He is also being charged with the robbery of a Citgo gas station.
He escaped an extensive manhunt stretching from Stamford to Port Chester, N.Y. — a search that began after police tracked him to a bar in Riverside. He took off in a stolen Range Rover before ditching the car on Interstate-95. He was later pursued in Pennsylvania, but again thwarted law-enforcement trackers.

FBI agents and members of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office apprehended him without incident, following a cross-country manhunt.