Witnesses lead police to Elk Grove bank robber

ELK GROVE — Witnesses helped police track down and arrest a suspected bank robber in Elk Grove on Wednesday.

At 11:05 a.m. on Sept. 15, the Elk Grove Police Department responded to the U.S. Bank located at 5000 Laguna Boulevard regarding a robbery that had taken place.

According to witnesses, a white male suspect entered the bank and demanded money from a teller. Fearing for their safety, the teller complied and gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect, described as a slightly built man of about 20, put the money into a white plastic grocery bag and exited the bank toward Laguna Boulevard.

As officers were responding to the call, witnesses provided information that the suspect, who was wearing a white shirt and black pants, was now on the north side of Laguna Boulevard walking through the parking lot. Responding officers located an individual who matched the description of the suspect. Officers were able to detain the suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Elk Grove resident Michael Crandell.  Officers also recovered a white plastic grocery bag containing money. Witnesses to the bank robbery positively identify Crandell as the person who was responsible for the bank robbery, resulting in Crandell’s arrest and transport to the Sacramento County Jail.

Due to the ongoing nature of this investigation, police haven’t released a photograph of Crandell. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department Detective Bureau at (916) 478-8060.

Witnesses lead police to Elk Grove bank robber was last modified: June 28th, 2012 by admin
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