2 arrested in connection to 2 Stockton bank robberies

5:15 PM, Oct 11, 2012   |    comments
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STOCKTON, CA - An anonymous tip lead to the arrest of two men suspected of robbing two Stockton banks a month apart.

Richard Stoeckle, 20, of Stockton, and Christopher, 20, of Manteca, were arrested after Stockton police and SWAT served search warrants at their homes Thursday, Officer Joseph Silva said.

The first robbery happened on Aug. 28, around 11:30 a.m. at the Bank of the West on the 500 block of Carolyn Weston Boulevard. The two suspects were armed with firearms during the robbery.

The second robbery happened on Sept. 25, around 11:15 a.m. at the Premier West Credit Union on the 3200 block of W. Benjamin Holt Drive. During the robbery, one of the suspects shot at a computer monitor, which injured an employee.

Silva said the anonymous tip identified both suspects in the robberies. Police got a search warrant for the homes and  then arrested the two without incident.

Stoeckl was arrested for two counts of robbery and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. Mitchell was arrested for two counts of robbery.


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