Homicide Investigators Arrest Suspect in Monica Leech’s Murder

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Sheriff’s Major Crimes Investigators arrest a man who is responsible for the 1997 bank robbery of Western Financial Bank and the murder of bank teller Monica Leech.

This was a joint investigation between the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Ventura County District Attorney Investigations Bureau, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

A news conference will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Thousand Oaks Police Station, located at 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks.

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. 

The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).