Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal and his team have been busy lately, descending on the Chase Bank branch on Alhambra Avenue Thursday to arrest a man who had just passed a note demanding money to a teller – doing so before the suspect had a chance to get his cash.
Chief Sappal says his team responded to a call for assistance from the bank at noon, cornering the would-be thief while he was still inside the bank. No injuries reported and no word of any weapons recovered so – good news.
The suspect was identified as 53-year-old Herman Lee Alexander of Concord. Alexander was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for robbery and held on $100,000 bail.