OAKLAND CA April 14 2017— A security officer and two police officers, one a rookie, teamed up Tuesday morning to arrest a man suspected of robbing a downtown bank moments earlier, authorities said.
The man, whose name police are trying to confirm, is suspected of robbing the City National Bank, 2101 Webster Street of an undisclosed amount of cash about 10:10 a.m. Tuesday.
Police said the suspect simulated a gun and took cash from a teller before fleeing on foot.
At some point a dye packet in the cash exploded, splattering the man.
A bank security officer began chasing the suspect while police who were racing to the scene kept in contact.
In the 1900 block of Franklin Street, Officer Giovanna Borgna, who graduated from the police academy in January, and Officer Jon Low, her training officer, arrived and the security officer pointed out the fleeing suspect.
The officers caught up with him and arrested him at 10:14 a.m. The money was recovered but no gun was found, police said..
Officer Johnna Watson said that it was a great arrest, especially for the rookie officer.
Both the security officer and responding police worked together excellently to capture this bad guy.