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Fullerton bank robbery suspect arrested in Highland

'Fast' Fred Hodges on surveillance tape in Fullerton bank robbery on June 18, 2012. (Bank of the West)

June 27, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Fullerton Police Tuesday arrested a suspected armed robber alleged to have committed a bank robbery and a gas station robbery.

"Fast" Fred Hodges was arrested outside a Highland residence on the 25000 block of Byron Street Tuesday.

Hodges is alleged to have entered a Chevron gas station at 1201 E. Orangethorpe Avenue on June 4. He allegedly brandished a gun in his waistband to the clerk and stole an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes.

Hodges is alleged to have robbed a Bank of the West branch at 3021 E. Yorba Linda Boulevard on June 18. Police say he approached a teller with a note stating he had a weapon and he wanted money. He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police investigators developed leads that identified Hodges as a suspect. He was arrested Tuesday after surveillance on the residence confirmed he lived there. As he exited the residence, he was arrested without incident.