Man arrested for robbing Bank of the West in Orosi

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Tulare County authorities have arrested a suspect who they said robbed a bank at gunpoint Thursday. (KFSN)

Tulare County authorities have arrested a suspect who they said robbed a bank at gunpoint Thursday. The incident happened at around noon at Bank of the West in Orosi.

The Tulare County Sheriff's Office said the suspect, 40-year-old Isidro Hernandez, demanded money from a teller while brandishing a handgun. They said he then ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

But not long after, Tulare County deputies found Hernandez outside of his house, just a few blocks away from the bank.

One witness, we spoke with said he saw the suspect run out of the bank and across a busy intersection.

"It's not so surprising, but it's always crazy. Small towns, it's always crazy to hear something like that happen," said Mark Gomez, witness.

No one was injured in the incident.

Anyone with additional information on the bank robbery is asked to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Office.
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