MAN SENTENCED TO EIGHT YEARS IN PRISON FOR COMMITTING 13 BANK ROBBERIES IN ORANGE COUNTY

Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release
Case # 10HF0248






August 23, 2011

Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Spokesperson
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486

MAN SENTENCED TO EIGHT YEARS IN PRISON FOR COMMITTING 13 BANK ROBBERIES IN ORANGE COUNTY

 

SANTA ANA – A man was sentenced today to eight years in state prison for committing 13 robberies inside banks located primarily in Orange County grocery stores. David Andrew Camp, 52, Laguna Niguel, pleaded guilty to 13 felony counts of second degree robbery. The defendant will not receive credit for time served toward his eight years prison sentence for the year and nine months that he has been in custody. Camp has also been ordered to pay over $26,000 in restitution.

 

Between Nov. 30, 2009, and Feb. 9, 2010, Camp committed 13 bank robberies in Orange County. The robberies occurred at 13 different locations in the cities of Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, and San Juan Capistrano. The bank chains included California Bank & Trust, Chase, Bank of America, FirstBank, Home Savings Bank, NuVision Federal Credit Union, Pacific Western Bank, US Bank, Wachovia, and Wells Fargo. 

 

The defendant entered banks, many of which were located in grocery stores, often wearing a hat and sunglasses in an effort to disguise his identity. He handed a demand note to a bank teller at each location and verbally instructed them to give him only large bills and not to hide any dye packs.  After robbing the bank tellers, Camp fled the scene. There were no weapons displayed in any of the robberies.

 

The defendant was previously dubbed the “Blue Note Bandit” by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

Family members of the defendant contacted law enforcement after recognizing Camp from media coverage of the robberies.  Following an investigation, Camp was arrested Feb. 17, 2010, by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

 

Deputy District Attorney Vanessa Woods prosecuted this case.

 

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