A bank robbery suspect who apparently depended on a public bus for his getaway in Laguna Beach pleaded guilty today.
Kyle Alan Veach, 25, who had no known permanent address when he was arrested in July, pleaded guilty to a count of second-degree robbery. He was scheduled to be sentenced April 30.
Just before noon on July 17, Veach handed a note announcing the robbery to a teller at a U.S. Bank branch at 310 Glenneyre St., according to Laguna Beach police Sgt. Louise Callus. Veach did not show a weapon, the sergeant said.
Witnesses told police what the robber looked like and pointed to where he fled, Callus said.
About an hour later, an officer saw someone matching the suspect's description waiting at a bus stop at Jasmine Street and North Pacific Coast Highway, Callus said. Veach was arrested, the bank loot was recovered and Veach has been in custody since then.
--City News Service