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Homeless Man Arrested In Connection to Redwood City Bank Robbery

Police said the man entered the Bank of America at 700 Jefferson Ave. in Redwood City.  Photo Courtesy: Google Maps
Police said the man entered the Bank of America at 700 Jefferson Ave. in Redwood City. Photo Courtesy: Google Maps
By Bay City News Service:

A homeless man was arrested after allegedly robbing a bank in Redwood City on Friday afternoon, police said Saturday.

 Police said the man entered the Bank of America at 700 Jefferson Ave. around 2:10 p.m. and demanded money from a teller. The teller started gathering money for the suspect and was able to alert another employee who called police to report the robbery in progress.

 Officers arrived on the scene and set up a perimeter around the bank. With continual updates from the employee inside the bank, officers were able to quickly find the suspect after he left the building, police said.

 Police said officers arrested the suspect, identified as 66-year-old transient Hugo Carranza, on suspicion of robbery, who was then taken to San Mateo County Jail.

 All of the money stolen was returned to the bank. The suspect was unarmed during the robbery and no injuries were reported.


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