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FBI arrests suspected North Park bank robber

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Posted at 5:53 PM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 20:54:17-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Police arrested a man Wednesday suspected of robbing a US Bank in North park before causing a major backup on I-5 in the South Bay.

According to the FBI, Gustavo Torres, 32, was charged Thursday with one count of robbery.

Torres is accused of robbing the US Bank on the 3200 block of University Avenue in North Park on August 7.

Shortly after the robbery, San Diego Police were able to track down a suspect matching the bank robber’s description on Interstate 5 near Main Street in Chula Vista.

Authorities shut down all lanes of southbound I-5 during the arrest, forcing traffic to a halt.

According to the FBI, Torres is due in court for an arraignment on August 9.