Photo: Oscar Radillo mug shot and surveillance pic
SAN JOSE – The San Jose Police Department announced the arrest of a wanted bank robbery suspect after an extensive investigation determined who was hiding behind a partial mask. On January 4, 2018, 29-year-old Oscar Radillo entered the Bank of the West at 6213 Santa Teresa Blvd around 1:00 PM and demanded money from the teller by handing them a note. The teller replied by handing Radillo an undisclosed amount of money, which he took and then proceeded to exit the bank. He was able to flee the scene before police arrived.
Radillo was then suspected of robbing a second bank located at Bank of the West at 908 Blossom Hill Road in San Jose around 4:00 PM on January 5, 2018, just a day later after his first robbery. Radillo entered the bank again handing the teller a note demanding money. The teller complied and Radillo exited the bank and again was able to flee the area before police could arrive.
Despite a description from bank images, Radillo escaped police capture until several days after a third robbery was committed on February 7, 2018.
San Jose Police were now hot on the trail of the bank robbery suspect and obtained a warrant for Radillo’s arrest on February 13, 2018. Plainclothes investigators following Radillo watched as he entered the Great Mall in Milpitas. Detectives then asked local law enforcement to help take Radillo into custody. According to San Jose Press Information Officer Gina Tepoorten, “Suspect Radillo was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for three counts of Robbery – 211 PC.”
Anyone with information relevant to the case is asked to contact Detective Michael Villanueva or Detective Enrique Hernandez of the San Jose Police Department’s Robbery Unit at (408) 277-4166.