Police: Madera man arrested for bank robbery in Auburn

Police: Madera man arrested for bank robbery in Auburn
ABOVE: Timothy McKenna arrest photo (Auburn PD)

AUBURN // Police have announced the arrest of a Madera man for bank robbery after being dispatched to investigate a burglary alarm on Grass Valley Highway.

On March 12th just before 3:30 PM, officers were alerted to the alarm at First US Community Credit Union. While en route, dispatch advised that they’d received another call confirming that a robbery had just taken place and that a description of the suspect had been provided.

Officers arrived on scene at 3:25 PM and spoke with employees, who reported that a man had walked into the credit union carrying a case and demanding money. Worried that the case may contain a firearm, the teller gave him an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then reportedly fled the scene on foot.

While canvassing the surrounding area, officers happened upon a bicyclist who matched the suspect description provided by dispatch. The suspect — later identified as Timothy McKenna of Madera — fled from approaching officers, initiating a short pursuit that ultimately ended with his arrest.

He was later positively identified as the person responsible for the robbery, although there is currently no evidence that he’d been armed.


Police: Madera man arrested for bank robbery in Auburn was last modified: March 13th, 2018 by admin
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