The PFF Bank and Trust at the corner of Main Street and Topaz Avenue was robbed Thursday afternoon.


According to San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Roxanne Walker, the robbery occurred at approximately 3:55 p.m. when a man entered the bank, brandished a handgun, ordered customers and employees to stand against the wall and demanded cash from a teller.


The man then left the bank, reportedly getting into an older model gray Cadillac.


Sheriff's department deputies were able to make a possible suspect identification using witnesses' statements.


At 9:45 p.m., sheriff's department personnel served a warrant on the Chestnut Street home of Douglas Taylor, 35. He was arrested at his residence without incident and charged with armed robbery, false imprisonment and receiving stolen property. Evidence linking Taylor to the PFF robbery was reportedly found in his residence as well.


The Cadillac Taylor allegedly used to flee PFF Bank and Trust was recovered from a parking lot at the corner of Main Street and 11th Avenue.


Taylor was booked into West Valley Detention Center. Bail is set at $500,000.


At the time of the PFF robbery, Taylor was on federal probation after serving a federal prison charge for several armed robberies committed in the 1990s.


Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com.