Authorities on Wednesday arrested a 51-year-old transient suspected of multiple bank robberies in three counties, including San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department arrested Raymond Donald Davenport at about 4 p.m. Wednesday after being contacted by detectives from the San Mateo and Santa Clara County sheriff’s offices that Davenport was staying at a home there, deputies said.
While investigating the case, Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies discovered Davenport was also a suspect in a recent robbery there. After issuing a search warrant to the home where Davenport was staying, deputies found evidence that allegedly connected him to the series of bank robberies in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, according to the sheriff’s office.
Davenport is suspected of robbing the Chase Bank located at 3130 Alpine Road in Portola Valley on the morning of April 4. He allegedly approached a bank teller, told the teller he was armed, and demanded money. Davenport left with an undisclosed amount of cash, deputies said. Davenport was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail and detectives are still in the area gathering information, according to the sheriff’s office. The case for the Portola Valley robbery has been referred to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
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