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Roseville man arrested for allegedly robbing Umpqua Bank

David James Lira
David James Lira Roseville police

Forensic evidence gathered at the scene of a bank robbery has led to the arrest of a Roseville man.

Detectives arrested David James Lira, 39, on suspicion of robbery on Tuesday.

He is suspected of holding up the Umpqua Bank on Douglas Boulevard on Dec. 3. On that day, a tall, heavyset man, wearing what appeared to be a fake beard, gave a bank clerk a note demanding money.

The robber then left the bank with cash.

During an examination of the crime scene, an investigator collected evidence that was submitted to the state Department of Justice Crime Lab. In January, the crime lab identified a potential suspect.

After investigating further, Roseville detectives arrested Lira. New information links Lira as a suspect in other Northern California bank robberies, according to a Roseville police press release.

The information about Lira’s possible link to other north state hold-ups was forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews