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Police catch bank robber after he walked into a police station to apply for a job

By Emily Lewis 1:57 PM January 14, 2018
Alberto Lopez

A bank robber was caught after he walked into a police station for a job interview, according to police in Arizona.

The Cottonwood Police Department said that the suspect in the bank theft applied for employment with the police agency handling the investigation.

32-year-old Alberto Saavedra Lopez of Phoenix was arrested for felony theft.

Bank of America filed the theft report last year.

Lopez allegedly stole $5,000 between July and September.

Police began questioning Lopez.

Lopez then moved to Phoenix and refused to cooperate by missing appointments and refusing to answer phone calls.

The investigation was sent to the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office for charges and a warrant to be issued.

Last month, Lopez applied for a dispatch position with the City of Cottonwood Police Department.

Probable cause for arrest existed so Lopez was contacted and a meeting for employment was arranged.

When Lopez arrived at the police department, he was advised that he was under arrest for felony theft related to the Bank of America investigation.

He was also told that he will not get the police dispatch job.