Citrus Heights Police announced the arrest of a 45-year-old man on Thursday who is a suspect in several recent bank robbery attempts in Citrus Heights, as well as another bank robbery in West Sacramento.
Police said the suspect, Mark Fischmann, was located and arrested around 6 p.m. Thursday in the area of Richards Boulevard and Bercut Drive, as part of a joint operation by Citrus Heights and West Sacramento police departments. Police said Fischmann was already on active parole for bank robbery at the time of his arrest.
According to a news release issued Thursday night by Sgt. Jason Baldwin, Fischmann entered a bank on the 5600 block of Sunrise Boulevard on Dec. 2 and told a bank teller “he was armed with a firearm and ordered her to give him money.” The teller reportedly did as instructed and Fischmann fled with “an undisclosed amount of money.”
Five days later, police said they believe Fischmann “demanded money” from a different Citrus Heights bank located on the same block of Sunrise Boulevard, but the bank alerted police and he fled prior to the arrival of officers.
The following day, on Dec. 8, police said the West Sacramento Police Department contacted CHPD about a similar robbery and “provided the identification of a subject believed to be responsible for a robbery in their jurisdiction.” Citrus Heights detectives were then able to identify Fischmann as “the suspect believed to have committed the robbery and attempted robbery in Citrus Heights.”
The 45-year-old suspect was subsequently located and arrested by police.