South Carolina man arrested in S.F. bank robberies

A 36-year-old South Carolina man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly robbing one San Francisco bank and attempting to rob another, police announced today.

Adam Verdoux allegedly entered a Bank of America located at 1 Powell St. at around 3:30 p.m. and gave a teller a note threatening to blow up the bank with a bomb if he was not given money, said police. The suspect was arrested outside of the bank.

Police said they believe Verdoux attempted to rob a Bank of America at 1455 Stockton St. on Tuesday. Just as with Wednesday’s incident, the suspect presented a teller with a demand note. But police said Verdoux left before completing the robbery.

A spokesman for the police robbery detail said Verdoux has been charged with one count of bank robbery, one count of attempted bank robbery and two counts of burglary.

He is wanted in South Carolina for violating parole, said the police department The San Francisco district attorney has charged Verdoux, who was convicted of previous crimes in three other states, as a three-strikes candidate.

— Bay City News

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