A 27-year-old man was behind bars today on suspicion of using a demand note to rob a Chase Bank branch in Vista, a sheriff’s official
Deputies in the vicinity of Pala Vista Drive and South Santa Fe Avenue on Saturday spotted a possible suspect in connection with the robbery at the branch at 1641 South Melrose Drive that was reported about 6 p.m. Friday.
The suspect was later identified by sheriff’s officials as Kevin Krutz of Vista, sheriff’s Sgt. Jacob Pavlenko said.
“Krutz had a large amount of money in his possession at the time he was contacted,” Pavlenko said in a statement.
He was then arrested for suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, according to the sergeant.
Sheriff’s detectives and FBI investigators were called to the station to question Krutz about his suspected involvement in the robbery and he reportedly confessed to the crime, Pavlenko said.
Krutz was booked into the Vista Detention Facility for suspicion of robbery, being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia, according to jail records.
He is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.