SAN LEANDRO -- Police arrested an Antioch man in connection with two Bay Area bank robberies in which the suspect wore a hat and handed a teller a demand note.
Daniel Hodges, 38, was arrested on suspicion of robbery in San Francisco in connection to the Dec. 30 and Jan. 8 heists, San Leandro police Lt. Randy Brandt said Wednesday.
No one was injured in either afternoon heist and a weapon was neither seen nor simulated, police said.
During the first robbery, on Dec. 30, a man robbed a US Bank branch at 1585 E. 14th St., police said.
Bank employees reported that a white man in his mid-20s to early 30s, casually dressed and wearing a baseball hat, entered the bank about 4:30 p.m. and approached a teller window.
The suspect then handed a teller a note that demanded money. The teller complied and handed the robber an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect walked out of the bank, police said. He was last seen running from the area.
Less than two weeks later, on Jan. 8, a man entered the Bank of the West branch on Farnsworth Street about 2:15 p.m. and handed a note to a teller demanding money. He wore a black knit cap and a dark-colored long sleeve shirt and jeans, police said.
A weapon was not seen. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the man left.
"Immediately following that robbery members of our investigative teams started generating leads and following them up," Brandt wrote in a news release.
He said detectives found Hodges in San Francisco and said outside agencies assisted in the arrest. He did not name those agencies.
Anyone with information about either bank robbery is asked to call 510-577-3230 or contact the Anonymous Tip line at 510-577-3278.
Anonymous tip can also be sent to police by texting the word SLPD and their tip to 847411.
Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.