Man arrested in connection with Alhambra bank robbery

SAN MARINO — A man believed to be responsible for at least seven robberies in Los Angeles County was arrested today.

The man was arrested by San Marino police following a robbery at a bank in Alhambra.

Alhambra police responded to a silent alarm at the Citibank branch at 1 West Bay Street at 1:15 p.m.

The suspect had walked into the bank, carrying a briefcase, and placed a demand note on the counter in front of a teller. The note said the robber wanted money and had a gun and a bomb in the briefcase, but didn't display either, said Sgt. Brandon Black of the Alhambra Police Department.

after he left the bank a description was sent to nearby police departments, Black said.

Earlier in the day, San Marino police had responded to a call of a person possibly casing a bank in its city. Witnesses got a license plate number and San Marino police eventually became aware of the Alhambra robbery.

San Marino police called Alhambra police after the Citibank robbery and said the suspect was arrested.

The sheriff's bomb squad department inspected the briefcase and did not find a bomb.