Two suspects arrested for North Valley Bank robbery
Updated On: Jul 09 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Shasta County Sheriff's deputies arrested two men in connection to a robbery at North Valley Bank on Deschutes Road Tuesday.
Deputies say a silent hold up alarm was activated around 5 p.m. When they responded, a bank teller told deputies a man had just robbed their bank and left with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect reportedly pulled out a note and handed it to the teller telling her it was a robbery and threatened to shoot her if she didn't comply.
After the suspect left, he was seen getting into the passenger side of a newer grey Nissan pickup. Law enforcement in the area received a report of the suspicious vehicle. Shortly after, Redding police spotted the car on Daysha Way and Old Alturas Road, which is about 6 miles from the bank. The car was pulled over for an investigative stop. The two men were taken in for questioning.
Sheriff's deputies say the passenger, 42 year-old Michael Lee Sexton matched the description of the bank robbery suspect. Sexton was positively identified by a witness from the North Valley Bank. The driver was identified as 37-year-old Brian Songer. During a search of the truck, a large sum of money was found under the passenger seat.
Michael Sexton initially gave a false name to deputies. Sexton was booked for robbery and a warrant for fraud for the U.S. Marshal's Service. Brian Songer was booked for robbery and accessory for driving Sexton away from the scene after the robbery.
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