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Bank robber who wore Star Wars t-shirt arrested

Golden 1 Credit Union robbery suspect
Golden 1 Credit Union robbery suspect Security photo

Sacramento police arrested a man Wednesday who allegedly robbed a credit union branch in North Natomas earlier this month wearing a Star Wars t-shirt and striped cycling cap.

On Nov. 13 at 12:24 p.m., a man entered the Golden 1 Credit Union at 3280 Arena Boulevard and handed a note to a teller demanding money, according to a police department news release.

A security photo showed him clearly. He made no effort to hide his face and wore distinctive clothing.

The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, and the man fled on a bicycle before officers arrived, police said.

On Wednesday, Sacramento police detectives arrested Nicolas Rivera, 21, for robbery. He was booked into the Sacramento County main jail and was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Rivera is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Department 62 of the Sacramento Superior Court.

Hudson Sangree: 916-321-1191, @hudson_sangree