A San Diego man was arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection with a Bank of America robbery after he reportedly led police on a car chase from Orange to San Juan Capistrano.
Paul Leo Koenings, 39, was taken into custody by Orange police after he tried to ditch his 1972 Chevrolet Impala in a residential neighborhood near Ortega Highway, said Officer David R. Hill.
Koenings was held in the Orange County Jail on a single charge of robbery after he was questioned by police and FBI agents, Hill said. Federal robbery charges may be added .
Hill said a robber had walked into the Bank of America branch on Tustin Avenue in Orange at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and handed a note to a teller, who turned over money. Hill said that he did not know what was written on the note and that no weapon appeared to be used.