SJPD Hunt for Bank Robber

Three banks have been robbed since April 4.

The San Jose Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a man they say committed a series of bank robberies in the South Bay.

Police say Alex Wells, 25, has robbed at least three banks. They say his latest target was the Federal Credit Union on E. San Fernando Street Tuesday morning.

Workers there said a man walked into the bank around 10:30 a.m. and handed the teller a note that demanded money.

The robber, police identify as Wells, left with an undisclosed amount of cash and ran away down E. San Fernando. No one at the scene saw a weapon.

Wells is also suspected of robbing two banks in Santa Cruz County last week. One was in Capitola and the other was in Santa Cruz. 

Wells is a transient, according to police.

Anyone with information about the robberies or Wells is asked to contact Detective Adam Hutson at 408- 277-4166.  Persons wishing to remain anonymous can call the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP (7867), or may visit:

People providing information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.

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