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Suspect arrested for robbing Escondido bank with toy gun

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.”

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