Transient suspected of robbing banks arrested

A 41-year-old transient’s robbery spree was cut short after he gave away his own location, according to San Mateo Police.

Paul David Stoliker, of Moss Beach, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and booked for robbery after he allegedly took cash from two separate banks, three miles apart.

Police were able to track Stoliker because he had asked for medical attention at both locations.

The first incident occurred around 4:40 p.m. when San Mateo Police responded to a robbery at the US Bank, located at 136 Second Street. The suspect was said to have asked about getting medical attention, he was last seen walking away from the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police said the suspect did not show bank employees any weapons. No one was hurt in the robbery.

Nearly 30 minutes later, a Chase Bank, located roughly 3 miles away at 3590 S. El Camino Real reported a robbery. The suspect, described as a white male in his 30s, wearing a baseball cap, glasses and a light colored sweatshirt, asked for medical attention before leaving the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

San Mateo Police began searching medical centers in the city. Stoliker was located by 5:35 p.m. at the Immediate Care Facility at 60 N. El Camino Real.

Police also believe Stoliker may have been responsible for another robbery of a Chase Bank earlier this month.

akoskey@sfexaminer.com

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