A Nazi tattoo – SS bolts – helped detectives capture a man in Santee suspected of robbing two Southern California banks, officials said.
Officers arrested Johnny Howard Hecker, 43, in Santee after spotting him walking through a fast-food restaurant parking lot Tuesday afternoon.
With large SS bolts on his neck, Hecker matched the picture of a man who had robbed the U.S. Bank inside a Seal Beach Ralphs grocery store, according to Seal Beach Police Department Sgt. Ron La Velle.
“I mean, frankly, he’s not the only guy with SS bolts on his neck, but there aren’t that many,” La Velle said.
According to La Velle, the SBPD and Los Alamitos and Cypress police departments worked together to investigate and track down Hecker, a Chula Vista resident, and detectives headed down to San Diego in hopes of capturing him.
Hecker was arrested without incident and booked into San Diego County Jail on $100,000 bail.
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