Danville Bank Robber Arrested in Arizona

Stockton man also a suspect in other bank robberies

A 29 year-old Stockton man has been arrested in connection with the March 7,2011 robbery of the Chase Bank branch in Danville. Police Chief Steve Simpkins said that following the robbery, detectives identified Dustin Burt as the suspect in the crime and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On March 17, 2011, Burt was arrested in the State of Arizona on several outstanding warrants. Burt will be extradited to California to face charges in the Danville bank robbery. Simpkins said that in addition to the Danville charges, Burt is a suspect in other bank robberies.

Simpkins said he was very pleased by the efforts of the detectives. “They immediately began working with allied agencies, identified a suspect and a warrant was issued,” he said. “Because of that, when he was arrested in Arizona, police there were able to get in touch with us to let us know they had our guy.”

In the March 7, 2011 incident, the Chase branch was robbed by a man wearing a white turban. The suspect then fled on foot. Using footage from the bank’s cameras and intelligence information from the FBI, detectives were able to identify Burt.

For more information, contact Detective Ben Alldritt at (925) 314-3710 or balldritt@danville.ca.gov