Mountain View police quickly apprehended a man yesterday who robbed a downtown Mountain View bank.
Around 4:13 p.m., we were called to the 500 block of Castro Street after we received reports that a bank robbery had occurred just moments before.
When we arrived, the suspect, later identified as 53-year-old Timothy Walker, had already run out of the bank. But, thanks to a detailed description of Walker provided by bank employees and witnesses, we found a man matching Walker’s description just a few blocks away near View Street and Fairmont Avenue.
Our officers quickly detained him and during our investigation, found Walker had the money he had allegedly stolen from the bank inside his backpack.
Walker was arrested for robbery and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail, where he is being held without bail.
“This was solid police work by our officers who quickly responded to scene and began their search, “We are very appreciative of the sharp eyes of those who saw the crime occur and who helped us identify the suspect. Great job, everyone.”