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Dublin police nab bank robber suspect on BART platform

Demands money at Bank of the West, flees on bicycle

A man was arrested on a BART station platform Tuesday morning after allegedly fleeing a bank robbery in Dublin on a bicycle, police said.

The robbery was reported at about 11:15 a.m. at the Bank of the West at 7533 Dublin Blvd., according to Dublin police.

The man demanded cash from the teller and fled on a bicycle. Police responded and obtained a description of the suspect.

A short time later they found a man who fit the description on the West Dublin BART station platform, according to police. Witnesses identified him as the robber and police found him with cash and other evidence.

The man was arrested and booked into jail. He was identified as 57-year-old Andrew Smith, police said.

Police have asked anyone who has information about the bank robbery to contact Detective Sergeant Rafael Alvarez at (925) 833-6682 or

Detective Jose Buenrostro at (925) 833-452- 2181.

Scott Morris, Bay City News

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