Two men were arrested today on suspicion of robbing the Exchange Bank in east Santa Rosa this morning, police said.A white male suspect entered the bank at 2727 Yulupa Ave. around 10:11 a.m., Sgt Steve Fraga said.The suspect gave the teller a note indicating his intent to rob the bank and demanded money before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of United States currency, Fraga said. Witnesses said the suspect entered a white van with a personalized license plate driven by another male suspect, Fraga said.As the van drove down Yulupa Avenue, a “bait bomb” containing dye exploded and the suspects threw some of the money out of the van, Fraga said.Officers spotted the unoccupied van in a parking lot on Townview Avenue and found one of the suspects, Chance Every Trichel, 30, walking on Hoen Avenue 100 yards from the van, Fraga said.Trichel, of Santa Rosa, was arrested and taken to police headquarters.Detectives reviewed video taken in the bank and interviewed employees, and citizens who were walking and driving in the area provided information on the second suspect, Fraga said.The suspect was initially hiding in the area of the Orenda Center, at 1420 Neotomas Ave., which provides alcohol and drug treatment services, but he was later picked up by a brown Ford Focus, Fraga said. Detectives learned his identity and believed he was with his girlfriend at a Windsor residence on Stellar Lane, Fraga said.Santa Rosa and Windsor police found William Ernest Beltramini, 27, of Santa Rosa, an arrested him for bank robbery.
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