A 64-year-old man taken into custody today on suspicion of holding up a Riverside bank allegedly confessed to robbing the same thrift and another one in the last two months.
James David Grijalva of Jurupa Valley was booked into the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside on suspicion of committing three robberies since August.
Bail information was not immediately available.
According to Riverside police Sgt. Dan Russell, Grijalva walked into the Premier Service Bank at 3637 Arlington Ave. around 10 a.m. and allegedly demanded money from a teller. A witness called police, who raced to the location and learned that the bandit had fled on foot moments earlier.
Grijalva was located a short distance away and arrested without incident.
He was positively identified by witnesses, according to Russell.
“During the interview, Grijalva confessed to committing this robbery and two additional bank robberies,” the sergeant said. “One of the robberies occurred at the same bank on Sept. 6, and the other robbery occurred on Aug. 30 at a Chase Bank located in the Jurupa Valley area.”
Anyone with information about the prior robberies was asked to call Detective Dave Smith at (951) 353-7103, or Detective Greg Rowe at 951- 353-7136.