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|February 20, 2019|
Bank robber falls victim to drug overdose
HEMET – (INT) – A suspected 2-time bank robber was being treated for a drug overdose after a SWAT team found him unconscious inside a local home Monday.
Howard Curtner, 55, fled in a taxi from his latest bank heist and was dropped off at a residence on Anderson Drive.
Police developed information on Curtner’s wherabouts and surrounded the house. Curtner’s refusal to surrender brought a SWAT that eventually stormed the residence only to find him unconscious.
Curtner was hospitalized.
Evidence connected him not only to the Monday bank robbery but another on May 5th, also in Hemet.
Authorities did not disclose the amount of money stolen or if any was recovered.
Story Date: May 18, 2018