VISTA (CNS) - A 27-year-old man may have been high on drugs when he used a demand note to rob a Chase Bank branch in Vista, and was behind bars Sunday, a sheriff's sergeant said.
Deputies in the vicinity of Pala Vista Drive and South Santa Fe Avenue on Saturday spotted a possible suspect after a robbery at a branch at 1641 South Melrose Drive that was reported about 6 p.m. Friday. The suspect was later identified by sheriff's officials as Kevin Krutz of Vista, sheriff's Sgt. Jacob Pavlenko said.
"Krutz had a large amount of money in his possession at the time he was contacted," Pavlenko said in a statement. He was then arrested for suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, according to the sergeant.
Sheriff's detectives and FBI investigators were called to the station to question Krutz about his suspected involvement in the robbery and he reportedly confessed to the crime, Pavlenko said.
Krutz was booked into the Vista Detention Facility for suspicion of robbery, being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia, according to jail records. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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VISTA (CNS) - A man used a demand note to rob a Chase Bank branch in Vista and police Saturday sought the suspect, a sheriff's sergeant said.
The suspect passed a teller a note that said he had a gun, although he did not show one, during the heist at the bank at 1641 South Melrose Drive about 6 p.m. Friday, sheriff's Sgt. Jacob Pavlenko said.
The suspect received an undetermined amount of money and ran off, Pavlenko said. No one was injured.
Sheriff's detectives and FBI agents were called to the bank to investigate, Pavlenko said.
Sheriff's officials described the suspect as white and about 25 years old. He had facial hair, was wearing glasses, a hat and possibly a light-colored jacket.
Sheriff's officials asked anyone with information about the robbery to call the Vista Sheriff's Patrol Station at (760) 940-4551, or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
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