Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

Modesto, CAOn June 27, 2013 at about 11:15 a.m., two suspects entered the Farmers and Merchants Bank located in the 900 block of Carpenter Rd.  The suspects brandished handguns and demanded money from the bank employees. 

The suspects were seen fleeing the scene in a white Mercedes that was recovered a short distance from the bank.  Jose Garcia, 22 years-old of Watsonville, was identified as a suspect in the robbery and was taken into custody in Watsonville on June 28, 2013. 

Jose was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on a charge of Robbery.  Detectives are in the process of identifying additional suspects and are asking anyone with information about this robbery to call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636.  Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.