Robbery suspect arrested in Mira Mesa

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SAN DIEGO — A man who allegedly used a demand note to rob a Mira Mesa credit union Friday was arrested a short time later during a traffic stop.

bank_robThe holdup at the Navy Federal office in the 10800 block of Black Mountain Road was reported about 10:30 a.m., according to San Diego police.

The bandit fled with an undisclosed amount of money in a gray SUV, Sgt. Ray Battrick said.

With help from personnel aboard a police helicopter, patrol officers caught up with the suspect’s vehicle and pulled it over on Mira Mesa Boulevard, near Camino Ruiz. The 42-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of robbery and booked into San Diego Central Jail, the sergeant said.

The driver was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

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