Alert Citizen Help Cops Track Down Bank Robber

By Lori Preuitt
|  Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011  |  Updated 5:15 PM PDT
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Alert Citizen Help Cops Track Down Bank Robber

AP

Wells Fargo & Co.

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Concord police are crediting a regular citizen for helping them catch a bank robber this week.

Police said an armed gunman walked into the Well's Fargo bank on Clayton Road just after 10 a.m. Monday and demanded money. He then left with an undisclosed amount of cash.  As he drove off, a unidentified citizen started following him. That driver called police dispatch and relayed the information to cops on the streets where the suspect was headed.

Soon police caught up with a man walking on the street who matched the robber's description. Police said the man they identified as Brandon Siragusa from Pittsburg was detained.  They said he was in possession of evidence that linked him to the bank robbery.

Police will tell you never to put yourself in harm's way, but in this case, the good citizen did good work.
 
Siragusa was booked for the robbery and later transferred to the Martinez Detention Facility.

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