David James Lira booking photo
A local man was arrested Tuesday, January 19th, and is suspected of committing a bank robbery in early December in Roseville. The robbery occurred at the Umpqua Bank on Douglas Blvd.
According to the Roseville Police Department, at approximately noon on December 3rd, a man described as heavyset and wearing a fake beard handed a teller a note demanding cash. The suspect took the money and fled the scene.
Officers and a crime scene technician were quickly on scene interviewing witnesses and searching the area. Forensic evidence was also collected and sent to the California Department of Justice Crime Lab for analyze. The forensic evidence collected played a key role in solving the case since detectives did not have a description of a getaway car or much else to go on at first.
The crime lab identified a possible suspect and Roseville detectives continued to investigate, which led them to the arrest.
Roseville resident David James Lira (39) was arrested and charged with robbery. Detectives also gathered new information which links Lira to other bank robberies in the state. The FBI is reviewing the new information.
Roseville Police acknowledged the collaborative efforts of the dispatchers, patrol officers, detectives and crime scene tech, along with the crime lab staff for the arrest of the suspect.