A man who allegedly robbed a bank on West Felicita Avenue Monday morning was later caught and booked into Vista Jail. The gun turned out to be a toy.
Lt. Kevin Toth of the Escondido Police Department described what happened: “On May 24, at 11:27 a.m., a male suspect entered the Chase Bank at 325 W. Felicita Ave. He passed one of the tellers a demand note and lifted up his shirt to show what appeared to be a gun in his waistband. He fled the bank with approximately $300 in cash.”
According to Lt. Toth, “The suspect was subsequently identified as Timothy Gardner (DOB 01/31/1991). He was located at his residence in the 100 block of W. Vermont Ave. The gun turned out to be a toy gun. He was arrested for bank robbery and booked into the Vista jail.”