A 23-year-old Santee man who was on parole for one bank robbery is behind bars Tuesday for allegedly robbing another bank branch in San Diego earlier this month.
Cesar Daniel Flores was arrested Saturday at the Mission Valley Mall after he was spotted at a nearby bus stop by an off-duty FBI agent who was among those who responded to the Aug. 2 robbery of the San Diego County Credit Union at 2245 Fenton Parkway, according to FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth.
The agent contacted a San Diego police officer who had also investigated the robbery, and Flores was taken into custody without incident after a brief search of the area, Foxworth said.
Flores allegedly passed a demand note to a teller that stated "Give me all your cash." The bandit was handed an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot.
Flores, who appeared before a U.S. magistrate judge on Monday on one count of bank robbery, is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Facility.
He was previously convicted for another bank robbery in 2011, the Bank of the West in La Mesa, according to UT San Diego.
-City News Service contributed to this post.