June 30, 2011 (La Mesa) -- On June 24, 2011 a woman was walking in the parking lot of the Bank of America at 512 Fletcher Parkway to go inside the bank and deposit receipts from her employer. The suspect approached her from behind, grabbed the bank bag from her hands, and fled on foot.
Witnesses to the theft began chasing the suspect, providing the police with his location. Approximately two blocks away, the officers caught up with the suspect who was fleeing into a parking lot of a nearby business. Officers struggled with the suspect, taking him into custody and recovering the bank bag.
The investigation is continuing. The name of the suspect is Alex Smith, a 28 year old black male adult. The incident is classified as Grand Theft Person.