Serial bank robbery suspect may in fact be transgender assualt suspect
SAN JOSE – The San Jose Police, in a joint effort with Milpitas PD and surrounding areas, are on the lookout for a serial bank robber who has robbed five banks in the last few months. Authorities issued a brief press release in the latest response to robberies that occurred from September to December of 2013. According to authorities, “The San Jose Police Department, Campbell Police Department, and the Milpitas Police Department recently worked together to solve a series of four bank robberies which began on 09-20-13 and concluded on 12-04-13.”
The suspects, 22-year-old Oscar Radillo and 28-year-old Alvaro Hernandez Santillan, who are cousins, were both arrested on December 20, 2013.
The locations the duo had targeted were the Wells Fargo Bank at 360 N. Capitol Ave in San Jose on 09-20-13; Comerica Bank at 5601 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose on 11-15-13; First Bank at 790 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell on 11-27-13; and Comerica Bank at 1289 S. Park Victoria Ave, Milpitas on 12-04-1. However this is not the only time the Comerica Bank in Milpitas has been robbed within the last few months. Another bank robbery just occurred there on Monday, Jan 6.
From surveillance footage and witness accounts show the suspect is possibly transgender, male, or female who wears a dark colored wig to perhaps hide a receding hair line, expresses an angry altered look while brandishing a firearm at tellers while demanding that they give her cash. The suspect then flees the bank, so far eluding capture by authorities. She or he is suspected in at least five recent robberies.
According to the San Jose Police, “The San Jose Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect involved in a recent string of bank robberies in San Jose and Milpitas.” Bank of America and the Wells Fargo Bank are offering reward of up to $5,000 dollars each to help capture the suspect. Anyone with information or the whereabouts of the suspect are urged to contact Detective Enrique Garcia of the San Jose Police Department’s Robbery Unit at (408) 277-4166.
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