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April 2, 2013 > Bank robbery suspect arrested

Bank robbery suspect arrested

Submitted By Sgt. Gene Smith, Milpitas PD

On March 9, 2013, at about 1:59 p.m., a bank robbery occurred at the Chase Bank located at 37 N. Milpitas Blvd. The suspect, described as a White Male adult and armed with a firearm, entered the bank, approached the counter and gave the bank teller a demand note. The teller handed over cash and the suspect fled the area.

Milpitas police officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. Milpitas police detectives worked diligently on the investigation and identified the suspect as Hunter D. Thompson of San Jose. Milpitas Police Department Detectives, with the assistance of the San Jose Police Department, located and apprehended Thompson in the city of Emeryville. A revolver and an air gun were recovered from the vehicle in which Thompson was travelling. Thompson was found in possession of methamphetamine and heroin.

Detectives determined Thompson may be responsible for bank robberies in San Francisco, Redwood City, and Palo Alto. Detectives also determined Thompson may be responsible for retail store robberies in Palo Alto, Santa Clara, and Fremont. Thompson was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident or any criminal activity possibly involving this suspect is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department. Callers may remain anonymous when providing information and can call 9-1-1 for in-progress emergencies, call 408-586-2400 for non-emergency incidents, or call the Crime Tip Hotline at 408-586-2500. Information can also be given at the police department's website:

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