Tri-Cities Bandit Captured by Malibu / Lost Hills Deputies

On Saturday, the Tri-Cities Bandit and an accomplice were arrested by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lost Hills Station.

The suspects were linked to a tenth bank robbery on Saturday at a First California Bank in Westlake Village.

Ernest Viana, 39, was arrested by LASD deputies on suspicion of bank robbery. A man believed to have acted as his getaway driver, Oleg Gorokhovsky, 42, was also taken into custody.

The LASD and the FBI will work jointly to determine whether Viana will be prosecuted at the state or the federal level.