A San Francisco man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly robbing a San Ramon bank at gunpoint, police said. Around 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, a man entered the Union Bank at 3223 Canyon Road and handed a teller a note saying that he was robbing the bank, according to San Ramon police. The man threatened to shoot if the teller alerted police, police said.
Police said the man had a black pistol tucked into his waistband and demanded that the teller empty a cash drawer into a bag. The teller complied, and the man fled with the cash. Officers arrived at the bank in response to a silent alarm, and learned from a witness that the suspect had gotten into a black Toyota 4Runner and headed toward Interstate Highway 680.
Danville police and Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies located and stopped the suspect vehicle on northbound Highway 680. The driver, 31-year-old Adam Stephens, was arrested on suspicion of robbery, burglary and threatening to kill or to cause great bodily injury. He was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility, where he is being held on $95,000 bail.
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