An alleged serial bank robber was nabbed in San Mateo after informing a teller that he wasn’t armed, then telling her where he planned to go after the heist, according to prosecutors.
Prosecutors said 41-year-old Paul David Stoliker is under investigation for numerous Peninsula bank robberies. He was arrested Dec. 14, only hours after allegedly robbing a U.S. Bank in San Mateo. On Friday, Stoliker pleaded not guilty to robbery and burglary charges in connection to that heist.
Stoliker allegedly walked into the bank, pretended to fill out a form, then asked a teller if there was a medical facility nearby, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
The suspect “thanked her and said, ‘Oh yes, there is also this,’” before passing her a note demanding all her $20s and $50s, as well as the reserve drawer, Wagstaffe said.
On the note, he also mentioned that he was not armed, he said.
The robber left. Cops who were called about the heist found Stoliker in the reception area of the medical facility. He had cash on him, Wagstaffe said.
Stoliker faces a 25-years-to-life prison sentence under the three strikes law, prosecutors said.
The case was set for jury trial on Oct. 24. Stoliker remains in custody on $50,000 bail.
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