A 24-year-old man admitted he robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in Lemoore on Sept. 14, detectives said.
Lemoore police detectives interviewed the man in Santa Ana while he was in custody for allegedly committing robberies in and around that city. The suspect, formerly of Visalia, told Santa Ana detectives he also committed robberies in Central and Southern California.
The suspect, Dennis Adamson, told Lemoore detectives he has a heroin problem and needed money for drugs and rent. The gun he used in the robbery -- which he said was not a real firearm -- has not been recovered.
Detectives are still investigating, but don't believe anyone else was involved in the robbery. The case will be submitted to the Kings County District Attorney's Office for prosecution.
Adamson told detectives he chose to rob the Lemoore the bank because Lemoore is a small city, and he didn't think he'd get caught, according to a police account. The man realized he made a mistake robbing a bank in a tight-knit community like Lemoore after his photo and details of the robbery were quickly disseminated through the media.
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