Mountain View Voice

For the Record - September 24, 2010

Crime brief

Suspect nabbed in bank robbery

Police arrested a Santa Clara man and charged him with robbing five South Bay banks, including the Heritage Bank of Commerce, located at 175 E. El Camino Real in Mountain View, which was robbed last week.

Cyrus Cesar Wietecha, 32, of Santa Clara is suspected of robbing the Mountain View bank last Thursday, Sept. 16, according to Detective Brian Eagan of the Mountain View Police Department. Eagan said the man is also suspected of committing four other bank robberies in San Jose and Santa Clara.

Jaime Garrett, a spokeswoman for the police department, said the man entered the bank shortly before 9:30 a.m. and displayed a note to a teller. Police were notified of the robbery by silent alarm.

Eagan said police departments in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale helped Mountain View police track down Wietecha.

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