Bank robbery suspect arrested

Danville PD K-9 unit tracks suspected robber to apartment complex

Danville Police are holding a 37-year-old man in custody in connection with a Monday afternoon

robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank branch office at 156 Diablo Road.

Police Chief Steve Simpkins said the robbery occurred at 3:15 p.m. Monday afternoon when the

suspect, identified as Vahidreza Einy, entered the bank and threatened to blow up the building

unless he was given money.

Simpkins said according to witnesses, Einy had a cell phone in one hand and the other in the pocket of his coat. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money,Einy fled the bank in an unknown direction.

Danville Police officers, including Officer Mike Ireland and his K-9 partner Donna, responded to teller alarms activated at the bank. Simpkins said that Donna was able to track Einy to a nearby apartment complex, where he had been staying.

At the same time, bank officials were able to confirm Einy's address from bank records. Police then entered the apartment and took Einy into custody. Further confirmation of his identity was gained through the bank's video surveillance and witness IDs.

As part of the investigation, Detective Sgt. Allan Shields procured a search warrant, and recovered the missing cash along with other evidence. Einy is facing charges of bank robbery.


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Posted by Sadie
a resident of Greenbrook Elementary School
on Jan 11, 2011 at 5:42 am

Good work! Thanks for catching this creep.

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Posted by American
a resident of Danville
on Jan 11, 2011 at 7:38 am

Very well done!! Give that police officer "Donna the dog" a steak, she earned it!

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Posted by Jayne
a resident of Alamo
on Jan 11, 2011 at 7:46 am

Great work, officer Ireland and the wonderful k-9 Donna. Glad you have such competent police and the help of a trained canine helper, to keep your streets etc. clear of the criminals.

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Posted by M
a resident of Alamo
on Jan 11, 2011 at 9:34 am

Remember to buy a "Dogs of Danville" Calandar and support our K9's!

If you would like more information on this yearly fund-raiser call: Maryanne at 925-202-5508.

You may just see your dog on the 2012 edition!

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Danville
on Jan 11, 2011 at 6:44 pm

You dona wanna fool with Donna

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Posted by Treetopper
a resident of Danville
on Jan 11, 2011 at 7:52 pm

This guy was a customer??? The bank got his address from their records??? Sounds to me like the guy wanted to get caught. If convicted, he's gonna get free room and board for awhile. Free medical. Free TV. Free legal advice. Free everything (except freedom to walk the streets). In these tough times, being a bank robber doesn't sound like such a bad deal. ONLY KIDDING OF COURSE. But, it makes you wonder what his motive was, doesn't it?

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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Jan 13, 2011 at 10:57 am

Contrary to what television "teaches" us, the vast majority of criminals are either dumb to the core, or of average intelligence but poorly educated.
No Einstein, this guy.....

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