TRACY (CBS13) — The man who allegedly robbed a Wells Fargo in Tracy claiming he had a bomb on April 22 has been identified, said the Tracy Police Department.
The 66-year-old Joseph Coveleski of Nevada was arrested last week and charged with robbery and felony threats.READ MORE: California Passes Water Ban For Commercial Properties Amid Ongoing Drought
The robbery took place at a Wells Fargo on West 11th Street.READ MORE: WATCH: President Biden Addressing Nation Following Texas School Shooting
The man 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.MORE NEWS: California Gov. Newsom Criticizes GOP After Texas School Shooting: 'Who The Hell Are We If We Cannot Keep Our Kids Safe'
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.