On Thursday, March 19th, the Marysville Police Department arrested two Yuba City men for conspiracy to commit bank robbery, along with other felony charges. A loaded firearm and a black ski mask were recovered in the investigation.
At approximately 10:06 a.m. this morning, an employee from Umpqua Bank, located at 700 E Street in Marysville, called police to report a suspicious man trying to cash a stolen check in the bank. The man was later identified as thirty-one-year-old Palwinder Mann, a Yuba City resident.
Officers were in the area at the time of the call and arrived on scene only moments later. An officer observed Mann walking out of the bank and immediately detained Mann. Another officer arrived on scene and contacted a man sitting in the front passenger seat of a silver 2005 Toyota Camry, parked in front of the bank. This man was later identified as thirty-year-old Marcelino Ramos Ruiz, a Yuba City resident.
Through investigation, officers learned that Mann and Ruiz were both on active parole in the State of California. Ruiz had an active felony warrant for violation his parole and was arrested out of the Toyota. During a search incident to arrest, Ruiz was found in possession of a black ski mask.
A records check revealed that the Toyota was registered to Mann’s mother. Officers conducted a search of the Toyota and discovered a loaded .38 Special revolver handgun. Mann and Ruiz are both convicted felons prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.
Officers believe that Mann and Ruiz went to Umpqua Bank together and had a plan to rob the bank. Thanks to the immediate action taken by bank employees, the quick response of officers, Mann and Ruiz were unsuccessful in their plan. Mann and Ruiz were booked into Yuba County Jail on several felony charges, including conspiracy to commit a felony, attempted robbery, and being convicted felons in possession of a firearm and ammunition.