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Feds arrest angling bank robber

By Nate Hauser
Published On: Feb 03 2014 08:07:01 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 03 2014 08:44:31 PM CST

Surveillance images of Ryan Daniel Kullrich

REDDING, Calif. -

Ryan Daniel Kullrich was arrested by Medford police Dec. 16, 2013 on charges of bank robbery.

Two Northstate banks were included among his alleged targets.

Federal investigators have accused Kullrich of fishing for bank deposits using sticky rodent traps attached to string.

According to an affidavit filed by the Redding office of the FBI, Kullrich was captured by surveillance cameras Dec. 5, removing deposits from the night depository at a branch of the Redding Bank of Commerce.

Another branch of the Redding Bank of Commerce was burglarized using similar methods that same night.

The next day, bank employees found TomCat brand sticky mouse traps, wire and green string at the bottom of night deposit slots at both locations.

According to investigators Kullrich utilized the glue traps by attaching them to string then dropping them through the night deposit slots and pulling deposits bags out once they were stuck to the traps.

The Redding Bank of Commerce has estimated their losses from both robberies to be between $8,000 and $10,000 mostly from checks deposited by businesses after the bank was closed.

Investigators said Kullrich didn’t stop there but proceeded to do the same thing at the Five Star Bank in Redding. That time he allegedly utilized a lookout but was unsuccessful in retrieving any deposit bags.

Sticky material was found in the Five Star Bank’s night depository and cameras caught Kullrich and his female lookout tampering with the bank’s deposit slot according to an affidavit filed by agents.

There have been similar bank robberies involving TomCat brand glue traps in five different California towns not including Redding, and investigators think Kullrich is to blame.