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Petaluma Police Department
Friday May 10th, 2019 :: 08:02 p.m. PDT

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Tips assist the Petaluma Police with the identification and arrest of Wednesday's bank robbery suspect.

 

Petaluma Police Department
NEWS RELEASE
                                                                                                                                                           
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                     Friday, May 10th, 2019
Issued By:
Detective Sergeant Paul Gilman, Petaluma PD, 707.778.4415, email pgilman@cityofpetaluma.org
 
 
Incident:                 Arrest for Bank Robbery
Report Number:          19- 1878
Occurred Date :           5-8-2019
Occurred Time:           4:43 pm
Location:                     Bank of America (181 N. McDowell Blvd), Petaluma
Suspect:                       Juan Jose Flores Jr. 44-year-old resident of Lakeport
 
 
Incident Summary
 
On May 8th, 2019, Flores entered the Bank of America located at 181 N. McDowell Blvd. The suspect passed a note and demanded money. He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. Petaluma Police Officers and Detectives arrived to investigate.
 
A press release was completed surveillance photos were sent out via several social media platforms and on Nixle. Several anonymous tips were received within hours identifying Juan Jose Flores Jr as a potential suspect. Detectives began following up on leads. Through cooperation and with the hard work of dedicated Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies, Flores was contacted at his residence in Lakeport and taken into custody early Friday morning.
 
PPD Investigations authored search warrants and served the warrants on 2 locations in Lakeport. Detectives returned to PPD with evidence seized during the service of the search warrants. Flores was booked into Sonoma County Jail on a charge of 211 PC- Robbery
 
Petaluma Police would like to thank citizens who took the safety and security of Petaluma as their personal responsibility and through positive community relationships, aided the Petaluma Police Department and Lake County Sheriff’s Department in safely taking Mr. Flores into custody.    
 
If there are any unidentified witnesses with information to assist this investigation, please contact Detective McGreevy at 778-4334.
 
 

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Petaluma Police Department
969 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

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