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District Attorney Brooke Jenkins Announces Felony Charges Against Couple Who Robbed Two San Francisco Banks

Ashley Crowder and Anthony Fardella are facing second-degree robbery charges for robbing a Bank of America bank branch and East West Bank branch within one hour of each other

San Francisco, CA – Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced that charges have been filed against Ashley Crowder (40) and Anthony Fardella (39) in connection to two bank robberies in San Francisco. Crowder and Fardella were each charged with two counts of second-degree robbery and one count of attempted second degree robbery. Fardella is also charged with evading an officer with willful disregard.

“Crowder and Fardella will be held accountable for these brazen acts,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “I am grateful that no one was harmed and that they were quickly apprehended by the San Francisco Police Department. My office will now do everything in our power to ensure that they face the appropriate consequences for these crimes.” Crowder and Fardella are alleged to have robbed the Bank of America branch located at 1640 Van Ness Avenue and East West Bank branch located at 498 Clement Street at 3:00 PM and 3:27 PM respectively on November 19, 2022. In each robbery, the suspects handed a note to tellers demanding unmarked money and not to sound alarms or they would face extreme violence. The pair made off with a total of $2,600, $1,100 from the Bank of America location and $1,500 from East West Bank branch. Officers from San Francisco Police Department’s Richmond Station arrested the pair after spotting the getaway vehicle that was used in each robbery earlier in the day.

Although, charges have been filed, this remains an active investigation. Anyone with information of suspected labor trafficking is asked to call the San Francisco Police Department Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.

Court Numbers: 22014037 and 22014041