PEORIA, Ariz. — Authorities say a Peoria man is in custody in connection
with two bank robberies in the city since January.
Peoria police announced Thursday that 51-year-old Jose Salvador Moreno is being
held on suspicion of armed robbery.
They say a Chase Bank branch was robbed Jan. 7 and again on March 9.
Authorities say a man claiming to have a gun demanded money from a teller in
the January robbery. The robber stuffed cash into his jacket before leaving.
In the second robbery, authorities say a man approached a teller with a bag and
demanded it be filled with money before fleeing.
Police say they acted on a tip and interviewed Moreno about the robberies
Wednesday. Detectives searched his home and say they found evidence allegedly
linking him to both cases.