Authorities used DNA to link a jailed man to two other bank robberies after he was arrested in early December on suspicion of robbing the Bank of Stockton in Ripon, a police spokesman said Friday.
Daniel Frazer, 55, was being held at the San Joaquin County Jail on Thursday when Ripon police detectives arrested him on suspicion of two additional counts of bank robbery, said police Lt. Ed Ormonde.
Frazer was being held Friday afternoon without bail.
Evidence recovered from robberies Sept. 11 and Oct. 6 at the Bank of the West at 411 W. Main St. in Ripon matched Frazer's DNA, police said.
After the Dec. 4 robbery at the Bank of Stockton, Ripon police officers pursued the suspect's getaway car until the driver, Frazer, lost control and rolled the vehicle as he headed south on Highway 99 near Hammett Road.
Police said Frazer got out of the damaged vehicle and was quickly apprehended at gunpoint. A "large amount" of money, believed to have been stolen from the bank, was recovered at the crash site.
Frazer's case was the last open bank robbery investigation at the Ripon Police Department, according to a police news release.