Armed bank robbery in Redlands leads to arrest of Moreno Valley man

REDLANDS, Calif., — Authorities arrested a man they say was caught fleeing the scene of a Redlands bank robbery Friday afternoon, Nov. 26. The alleged bank robber was nabbed by officers who had surrounded the bank after receiving reports of an armed robbery occurring at the location according to officials; who say the Moreno Valley man is suspected of committing other recent armed robberies in the Redlands area.


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City of Redlands police officers were dispatched to the U.S. Bank at 640 Orange Street, just south of E. Pearl Avenue, shortly after 2:30 p.m. after receiving reports of an in-progress armed robbery, Redlands PD later said in a social media release.

Responding to reports of an armed robbery occurring at a US Bank in Redlands, officers surrounded the location and took a Moreno Valley man into custody as he tried to flee to his waiting vehicle. Justin Walker photo

Arriving at the scene within moments, Redlands PD officers surrounded the bank and spotted the alleged bank robber, since identified as 42-year-old, Osbaldo Campos, of Moreno Valley, fleeing from the bank on foot into the bank’s parking lot.

As seen in a photograph later shared to social media by Justin Walker, heavily armed officers swooped in and apprehended him before he could get into his vehicle.

During their subsequent investigation, officers found Campos to be in possession of cash from the bank robbery and inside his vehicle, officers discovered several firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Based on their investigation, officers arrested Campos and he was booked into the West Valley Detention Center on a sole count of robbery. Online jail records indicate he remains in custody in lieu of $750,000 bail or bond.

Officers say they believe Campos may have been involved in other recent bank robberies in the area and their investigation is continuing.

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Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.