ESCONDIDO (CNS) - A 29-year-old man was behind bars Tuesday, accused of claiming to have a bomb in his possession while robbing a bank in Escondido, authorities said.
Brandon Torres allegedly went into the Chase Bank branch office at 105 N. Centre City Parkway about 10 a.m. Monday and presented a teller with a demand note for cash, according to the FBI. He also allegedly had a manila envelope which he indicated contained a bomb.
During the robbery, the teller complied and the bandit fled on foot.
According to the FBI, an Escondido police officer responding to the robbery spotted an individual matching the bandit's description boarding a Sprinter train. The officer then followed the train to the Nordahl Road Station, where Torres was arrested as he exited the train, the FBI reported.
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