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Suspect in Elk Grove bank robbery arrested in Los Angeles

Darius Gilbert
Darius Gilbert Elk Grove Police Department

A man suspected in the May 26 robbery of an Elk Grove bank, as well as several Bay Area bank robberies, has been arrested in Southern California.

The FBI reported that Darius Gilbert, 48, was arrested early Friday morning at a hotel in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles.

Elk Grove police said Gilbert was suspected of being the man who on May 26 robbed the Chase Bank at 7427 Laguna Blvd. The FBI reported that Gilbert is believed to be linked to at least seven bank robberies in San Francisco and Antioch.

At the time the Bay Area robberies occurred, the unidentified suspect was known as the “Clean Cut Bandit” based on descriptions of his appearance, according to an FBI news release. Witnesses reported that the robber had brandished a knife during some of the robberies and a handgun in more recent robberies.

In the Elk Grove robbery, police said no gun was seen, but the man’s comments implied that he had a weapon.

An arrest warrant was issued by the U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

Investigators recently determined that Gilbert was in the Los Angeles area and that he had been staying at the Bel Air-area hotel. He was taken into custody by FBI agents without incident.

The investigation in being conducted by the FBI’s San Francisco and Sacramento field offices, as well as the San Francisco, Antioch, Elk Grove and San Rafael police departments.

Cathy Locke