Police officers have arrested an Antioch man connected to two recent San Leandro bank robberies, according to a statement released by the San Leandro Police Department.
On Dec. 30, 2013, US Bank, located on 1585 E. 14th Street, reported that the suspect entered the bank and handed the teller a note that demanded money. The teller cooperated and the suspect walked out of the bank with the cash.
The suspect was described as a white man in his mid-20s to early 30s wearing a baseball hat, said police.
The second robbery occurred at Bank of the West on Farnsworth Avenue on Jan. 8.
A man wearing a black knit cap and a dark colored long sleeve shirt and jeans walked into the bank and handed a note to a teller demanding money.
The teller gave the suspect the money, and he left.
Investigative teams began searching for leads following the Jan. 8 Bank of the West robbery.
Detectives received a lead that the suspect, 38-year-old Daniel Hodges, could be in San Francisco. Following up on that lead, investigators conducted surveillance in a particular area of San Francisco. Within hours, Hodges was located and arrested on suspicion of robbery.
“Multiple agencies were involved in this investigation and it would not have been possible without their cooperation and hard work,” wrote Lt. Randall Brandt in a press release.