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Daniel Allen Hodges Arrested for Alleged Gilroy Bank Robbery After Tip to Police

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An Antioch man has been arrested in connection with the New Year’s Eve robbery of a bank in Gilroy after anonymous tips from the public helped police identify him, police said. Daniel Allen Hodges, 38, was arrested last Thursday by San Leandro police in Alameda County, and was later extradited to Santa Clara County, Gilroy police Sgt. Pedro Espinoza said.

At about 3:50 p.m. on Dec. 31, a man entered the Union Bank at 8000 Santa Teresa Blvd. in Gilroy and handed the teller a note demanding money, but did not show a weapon, Espinoza said. The man then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, Espinoza said.

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Within days, Gilroy police received a couple of anonymous tips about the suspect’s identity, and then obtained a photo of Hodges, Espinoza said. On Jan. 7, police showed Union Bank employees who were present during the robbery a photo lineup that included the photo of Hodges, and they identified him as the suspect, Espinoza said.

San Leandro police arrested Hodges two days later, held him for extradition, and Gilroy police later had him booked into the Santa Clara County Mail Jail in San Jose, Espinoza said.

Gilroy police believe that Hodges may have committed other robberies in Alameda County, according to Espinoza.

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  • I know this man. He is a good man gone bad. He got messed up in the head because of his ex-wife and sadly he turned to drugs as an escape and was imprisoned by the drug he CHOSE to use in order to escape from reality.
    Sadly this might be what he needs to get his head straight, he has talents in the high performance auto industry. Those who pray plz pray he gets it together. Those who hate? well do what you do best, hate behind a monitor and key board .
    Thank you for reading me out