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Rocklin bank robbery suspect arrested in Southern California

Johnny Carlson is suspected of committing a bank robbery in Rocklin on Feb. 4.
Johnny Carlson is suspected of committing a bank robbery in Rocklin on Feb. 4. Photo courtesy Rocklin Police Department

A man suspected of a Feb. 4 bank robbery in Rocklin has been arrested in Southern California.

Johnny Carlson, 64, of Calabasas turned himself in to the Victorville office of the California Highway Patrol on Wednesday, a Rocklin Police Department news release states. Based on information received, Rocklin detectives obtained a probable-cause warrant for Carlson’s arrest and went to Victorville to interview him.

The Rocklin robbery occurred shortly before 4 p.m. Feb. 4 when a man entered the Wells Fargo bank at 4804 Granite Drive, approached a teller and said that he had a weapon. The teller complied with his requests and the robber left, driving away toward Rocklin Road in a gray Honda Accord.

Police said the gray 2007 Honda Accord believed to have been used in the Rocklin robbery was recovered at the Victorville CHP office.

Bakersfield police detectives also joined the investigation because Carlson matched the description of a man involved in a similar Wells Fargo bank robbery that occurred Feb. 17, Rocklin police said.

Carlson was booked into the High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto for outstanding robbery warrants and will be extradited to Placer County, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the Rocklin bank robbery is asked to call Detective Neil Costa at (916) 624-5441.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.