Posted by ws1 on:
Went to pay my tax guy and this happens.
Bystanders here are saying a man claiming to be armed after attempting to rob Citibank is hiding in Motel 6 on upper State st. In Santa Barbara. More to come soon. Posted at 2:25pm.
UPDATE: Well I had to leave the scene early due to a personal emergency, so I am not able to update this post in any substantial way. I thought I'd cruise some of the other local news sites for info, but found very little. Though I saw KEYT3, The Daily Sound and several other papers at the scene with photogs, there was almost no mention of the robbery. KSBY6 has a little piece here, but makes no mention of the Motel 6 part of the story. Anyone know anything else about the outcome of this thing?
UPDATE 2: Turns out the 'suspect' was just a parolee staying at the motel. The real suspects whereabouts remain under investigation.