SAN JOSE (CBS/AP) – A former San Jose police officer is being credited with helping nab three bank robbery suspects.

Michael Nasser was on his way to the gym on Tuesday when he spotted three men in hooded sweatshirts run into a Wells Fargo bank.

He followed the suspects after they left the bank and provided police with their descriptions and license plate number. The men were arrested by Salinas police about an hour later.

San Jose police said two of the men were armed during the robbery. They allegedly made off with more than $7,000.

The men are also suspected of an armed robbery at another San Jose bank on Monday.

Nasser left the San Jose Police Department last year amid concerns about layoffs. He is in the process of being reinstated.

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Comments (4)
  1. Choice says:

    Yes please keep that officer on duty!

  2. Kevin says:

    Good job, get all the crazies off the streets please!

  3. Claude DeMoss says:

    Great police work by Michael Nasser, he deserves a commendation & reinstatement to the SJPD.
    Claude DeMioss, former Police Officer, RCPD, 1955-1962

  4. Dr. Shawn Pritchett says:

    Great job, Mike. I am one proud cousin – keep doing the right thing. You have got the Nasser can-do attitude!

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