Police Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect Who Wore Replica Bomb During Crimes
Above: Bank surveillance image of robbery suspect with replica bomb | Photos courtesy of Citrus Heights PD
Citrus Heights police have announced the arrest of a primary suspect in a recent string of bank robberies.
In a media release on Wednesday, November 30, police identified 32-year-old John Dean Shultz of Orangevale has as the suspect in four separate bank robberies — one in Auburn and three in Citrus Heights.
Police say that, during the robberies, Shultz would wear what appeared to be a pipe bomb strapped to his chest while demanding money from the teller. As the number of robberies increased, so did the evidence available to investigators connecting them to the same person.
Shortly after 10 PM on Monday, November 28, Citrus Heights detectives, along with officers from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail as well as Explosive Ordinance Disposal, executed a search warrant at Schultz’s home in Orangevale.
During the search, law enforcement recovered a replica explosive device used in the robberies, which was determined to be inert. Investigators also recovered two illegally possessed AR-15s and an illegal handgun.
Investigators say they also recovered evidence of illicit narcotics use, and further evidence linking Shultz to the robberies.
Shultz was arrested on suspicion of felony bank robbery and illegal weapon possession.