Santee Man Arrested for Robbing San Diego County Credit Union
|FBI San Diego August 27, 2013|
The FBI and San Diego Police Department are announcing the arrest of Cesar Daniel Flores, age 23, of Santee, California, as a result of the investigation into the robbery of the San Diego County Credit Union at 2245 Fenton Parkway in San Diego, California, 92108, on Friday, August 2, 2013.
Flores was arrested on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at the Mission Valley Mall after an off-duty FBI agent spotted Flores at a bus stop. After seeing Flores, the agent contacted San Diego Police Department (SDPD) and requested a uniform patrol officer to respond to the area. When the agent and SDPD officer returned to the bus stop, they discovered Flores had left the area. After a brief search of the area, Flores was located in the mall and taken into custody without incident. Both the FBI agent and SDPD officer involved in the arrest had previously responded to the San Diego County Credit Union robbery on August 2, 2013, and were familiar with the circumstances of the robbery.
According to the federal complaint filed in this matter with the U.S. District Court, Southern District Court of California, case number 18MJ3180, Flores is charged with one count of violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a), bank robbery, in connection with the robbery of the San Diego County Credit Union at 2245 Fenton Parkway in San Diego, California, on Friday, August 2, 2013.
The complaint alleges that Flores entered the bank and presented a demand note for cash. The demand note instructed the teller to remain quiet and demanded cash. The note stated, “Give me all your cash.” After receiving a sum of money, Flores exited the bank on foot. Bank surveillance photographs captured the image of the robber inside the bank. The FBI showed the surveillance photographs to multiple individuals familiar with Cesar Daniel Flores, including his family and a U.S. Probation Officer. Those individuals identified the robber as Flores.
On Monday, August 26, 2013, Flores had his initial appearance before a U.S. Magistrate Judge. Flores remains in custody at the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), Metropolitan Correctional Center. This case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of California, San Diego.
The public is reminded that a complaint itself is not evidence that the defendant committed the crimes charged. The defendant is presumed innocent until the government meets its burden in court of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.