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April 23, 2013 > US Bank robbery suspect in custody

US Bank robbery suspect in custody

Submitted By Sgt. Gene Smith, Milpitas PD

On March 5, 2013, at about 4:24 p.m., a robbery occurred at the US Bank located at 1535 Landess Avenue in Milpitas, and again on March 20, 2013 at 12:16 p.m. On both incidents an unknown male suspect walked inside the bank and handed the teller a demand note requesting money. After receiving the money, the suspect fled the area on foot and was described as a male, 6'0" to 6'2, approximately 25 years of age weighing 200 to 300 pounds.

Milpitas Police Detectives investigated both incidents and identified Joshua Metoxen as the suspect involved in both robberies. Lake County Sheriff's detectives also identified Metoxen as a suspect in two bank robberies in their jurisdiction and issued a warrant for his arrest. On March 28, 2013, officers and detectives from the city of Novato Police Department located and arrested Metoxen for the outstanding arrest warrant. Milpitas Police Detectives were notified of the incident and referred the two Milpitas bank robbery cases to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office for prosecution.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation or other similar incidents occurring in our city is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crime Tip Hotline at (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website at:

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