Violent Crime

* San Jose Police Arrest Man on the VTA Light Rail After He Allegedly Robbed the Bank of America

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A suspected bank robber who failed to dodge San Jose police wound up behind bars Tuesday, after officers plucked the man off a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light rail train. Witnesses at the Wells Fargo Bank on the 100 block of S. Market Street told police that the suspect demanded cash from a teller by flashing a note saying he was packing heat. After the teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled in the direction of the nearest light rail train, police said. The man boarded a northbound train, but he didn’t go far. Police intercepted the fugitive at the St. James Park station, where he was arrested without incident, police said. The man was booked on robbery charges into the Santa Clara County jail. Police recovered the money and found no firearm on the suspected robber. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Detective Sanchez or Detective Corral of the San Jose Police Department robbery unit at (408) 277-4166 or anonymously at (408) 947-7867.

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