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Suspected Bank Robber Arrested In Amador County

San Andreas, CA — A suspected bank robber is behind bars in Calaveras County after a high-speed Thursday afternoon chase.

At approximately four o´clock, the sheriff´s department received a report of a robbery at the Valley Springs Umpqua Bank.

Undercover deputies spotted a white Dodge Magnum and initiated a vehicle pursuit that reached speeds of 95-plus mph on Hwy. 49. The vehicle was chased into Amador County where members of that county´s sheriff´s department, Jackson Police and C.H.P. officers were waiting with a spike strip.

The subject, 38 year old Joe Luis Resendez of Oakdale, was arrested and is being held in connection with a number of northern California bank robberies.

Written by Bill Johnson