Danville Police are holding a 37 year old man in custody in connection with a Monday afternoon robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank branch office at 156 Diablo Rd.

Police Chief Steve Simpkins said the robbery occurred at 3:15 p.m. Monday afternoon when the suspect, identified as Vahidreza Einy entered the bank and threatened to blow up the building unless he was given money. Simpkins said according to witnesses, Einy had a cell phone in one hand and the other in the pocket of his coat. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, Einy fled the bank in an unknown direction.

Danville Police officers responded to the teller alarms activated at the bank. One of the units responding was Officer Mike Ireland and  his K-9 partner Donna. Simpkins said that Donna was able to track Einy to a nearby apartment complex, where he had been staying.  At the same time, bank officials were able to confirm Einy’s address from bank records. Police then entered the apartment and took Einy into custody. Further confirmation of his identity was gained through the bank’s surveillance video and witness IDs. 

As part of the investigation, Detective Sgt. Allan Shields sought and received a search warrant. The subsequent search turned up the missing cash along with other evidence. Einy is in custody and is facing charges of bank robbery.   

For further information, contact Danville Police Chief Steve Simpkins at (925) 314-3701.