Los Altos Police Department Press Release

PURSUANT TO GOVT CODE SECT 6254 (f)

Los Altos Police Department

Press Information Office

1 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 94022

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TYPE OF CRIME: ROBBERY CASE NUMBER: 130529-1415

LOCATION: 1001 FREMONT AVE DATE: 05/31/2013 TIME: 11:45 AM

SUSPECT: Thomas Andrew Cronin AGE: 26

DETAILS:

On May 29, 2013, at about 10:18 AM, a robbery occurred at U.S. Bank located at 1001 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos. The suspect entered through the front door of the bank and approached a teller. The suspect displayed a handgun, demanded money from the teller and obtained an undisclosed amount of cash. A witness observed the suspect fleeing and provided a vehicle description for responding officers. Officers located a vehicle matching the description provided by the witness, near the intersection of Rosita Avenue and Anderson Court in Los Altos. Officers stopped the vehicle and detained the single occupant. The driver, identified as 26-year-old Thomas Andrew Cronin of Los Altos, was arrested at the scene of the car stop. Cronin was booked at the Santa Clara County Main Jail on one count of robbery.

During this investigation, Los Altos Police Detectives were able to link Thomas Cronin to several other recent robberies in Los Altos. Today, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office filed seven additional counts of robbery pertaining to the following crimes:

February 2, 2013: Robbery at Standard Liquors, 303 First Street, Los Altos
February 11, 2013: Robbery at Bank of the West, 176 Main Street, Los Altos
March 6, 2013: Robbery at Comerica Bank, 275 Third Street, Los Altos
March 19, 2013: Robbery at Standard Liquors, 303 First Street, Los Altos
April 11, 2013: Robbery at Comerica Bank, 275 Third Street, Los Altos
May 13, 2013: Robbery at Shell Gas, 929 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos
May 17, 2013: Robbery at Round Table Pizza, 399 First Street, Los Altos

Anyone with any information pertaining to these crimes is encouraged to contact the Los Altos Police Department Investigative Services Division at (650) 947-2770. Press inquiries may be directed to Captain Andy Galea at (650) 947-2770

BY: S. McCrossin AUTHORIZED BY: A. Galea
DATE: 05/31/2013 DATE: 05/31/2013 TIME: 11:45 AM

SUSPECT Thomas Andrew Cronin AGE 26