Tracking device in bag of cash leads to bank robber’s arrest 

A tracking device hidden in cash that was stolen during a bank robbery near Stonestown Galleria on Monday led cops to an arrest, police said Thursday.

Vernon White, 32, of San Francisco, was taken into custody on a Muni light rail vehicle after the rigged bait money led police to his location, police Officer Albie Esparza said.

White allegedly walked into the bank in the 200 block of Winston Drive at about 11:40 a.m. and demanded money from a 20-year-old female teller.

He displayed no weapon, and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Cops caught up to White as he was riding the Muni LRV around San Jose and Noriega streets. He was taken into custody without incident and booked on one count of robbery and one count of burglary, Esparza said.

Witnesses to the bank robbery positively identified White, Esparza said.

White also had a robbery warrant out of a U.S. Marshals Office in Oakland, he said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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