Police arrest suspect in Elk Grove bank robbery

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Elk Grove police say they have arrested a 35-year-old Sacramento man on suspicion of robbing an Elk Grove Wells Fargo.

A community member called police when they spotted someone who looked like the man caught on surveillance robbing the bank on Laguna Boulevard. Police say they responded to the Stockton Boulevard business where the man was seen but he was gone.

Around 2 a.m. Wednesday, the police department learned the man had returned to the South Sacramento business.

Officers say that’s where they found Jacob Garcia and arrested him on suspicion of robbery. He has since been booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail.

Original story below:

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Police are asking for help identifying a man who robbed a Wells Fargo in Elk Grove Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators said the robbery happened at around 1:16 p.m. at the branch on 5120 Laguna Boulevard.

A man wearing a blue face mask and a black hooded sweater with a Reebok logo approached a teller and gave a note demanding money, according to officials.

Surveillance photo of a bank robber at Wells Fargo on 5120 Laguna Boulevard in Elk Grove March 16, 2021. (Photo courtesy of the Elk Grove Police Department)

Investigators said the teller feared for their safety and gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robber then left the bank was last seen walking from the bank through the parking lot.

The robber is described as a man in his late 20s to 30s with a heavy build and black hair.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department Detective Bureau at 916-478-8060 or Crime Alert at 916-443-4357.

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