SAN RAMON -- A man threatened to shoot a teller while holding up a bank, but was arrested not long after his heist, police said.
Adam Stephens, 31, of San Francisco, walked into a Union Bank branch in the 3200 block of Crow Canyon Road at 1:51 p.m. and handed a teller a note which said he was robbing the bank, police said. He verbally threatened to shoot the teller if police were alerted, brandishing a black pistol in his waistband.
The teller complied, emptying an unspecified amount of cash into a bag, and Stephens fled the bank, police said. As police arrived, a witness described Stephens' vehicle, a black Toyota Forerunner, and his direction of travel.
Danville police officers and Contra Costa Sheriff's deputies located Stephens a short time later on northbound Interstate 680 and took him into custody.
Stephens was taken to County Jail in Martinez, where he was held on $95,000 bail on suspicion of robbery, threats to kill or cause great bodily injury and burglary.
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