LA MESA (CNS) - A young man who allegedly used a demand note to rob an East County bank Wednesday was arrested a short time later following a short foot chase.
The heist at the Pacific Western Bank office in the 7900 block of La Mesa Boulevard was reported about 11:15 a.m.
After a teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber, who claimed to be carrying a concealed gun, left the bank and ran off toward a nearby trolley station, according to La Mesa police.
Patrol officers searching the area found a man matching the thief's description near the transit depot. When they tried to contact the suspect, later identified as 22-year-old Douglas Miller of San Diego, he bolted but was soon captured, police said.
Miller, who was unarmed at the time of his arrest, was booked into county jail on suspicion of robbery.
The stolen money was recovered, police said.
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