TRACY (CBS13) — Authorities arrested a 66-year-old man who is accused of robbing a bank in Tracy while claiming he was armed with a bomb.
The Tracy Police Department said this happened at around 3:45 p.m. at a Wells Fargo on 11th Street.READ MORE: WATCH: Bear Breaks Into Lake Tahoe Garage
The man, who is from Nevada, was able to get away with an undetermined amount of money and fled in a vehicle. Witnesses’ descriptions of the suspect and his vehicle helped officers locate the suspect and take him into custody on Corral Hollow Road.READ MORE: Texas School Shooting: What We Know About The Mass Shooting That Left 21 Dead
All of the money was recovered and a bomb squad was able to determine the device was a fake, police said. Investigators had to secure the area while bomb technicians got an x-ray of the object to determine what it was. It was not an explosive device. It was a toiletry container that had wires in it.
The suspect was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges of robbery and making criminal threats.MORE NEWS: Gun Found In Desk Of Second Grader At South Sacramento School, District Says
No injuries were reported in this incident.