Police Arrest Suspect In 6 South Bay Bank Robberies Dubbed The ‘Beanie Bandit’

CAMPBELL (CBS SF) — A man dubbed as the “Beanie Bandit” suspected of robbing six banks in the past two months throughout the South Bay was arrested Friday, Campbell police said.

Investigators received tips that led them to Tony Piovesan, 43, of Campbell, on Friday as the man suspected of robbing six banks in Campbell, Los Gatos, San Jose and Sunnyvale over the past two months, police said.

He was found and arrested Friday in Campbell, where police said they allegedly found evidence connecting Piovesan to all six robberies throughout Santa Clara County.

Footage from many of the bank robberies captured the suspect wearing a beanie on his head, according to police.

Police from the four cities where the robberies occurred worked together on the case, according to Campbell police.

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