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Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Sgt Rick Applegate,
Release Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 12:00:00 AM

Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested


Release Date: July 2, 2013 

Modesto Police Department

Media Relations

Office of the Chief of Police

600 10th Street, Modesto, Ca. 95354

Author: Sergeant Rick Applegate


Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested


Modesto, CA-On June 27, 2013 at about 11:15 a.m., two suspects entered the Farmers and Merchants Bank located in the 900 block of Carpenter Rd.  The suspects brandished handguns and demanded money from the bank employees. 


The suspects were seen fleeing the scene in a white Mercedes that was recovered a short distance from the bank.  Jose Garcia, 22 years-old of Watsonville, was identified as a suspect in the robbery and was taken into custody in Watsonville on June 28, 2013. 


Jose was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on a charge of Robbery.  Detectives are in the process of identifying additional suspects and are asking anyone with information about this robbery to call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636.  Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.  Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637.  Just type “TIP704” along with your message.