An American Canyon man has been charged in a string of eight Northern California bank robberies early 2013, according to a United States Attorney Office press release Friday.

Joshua James Metoxen, 25, allegedly robbed the banks between Feb. 23 and March 26, by using verbal demands, a demand note and intimidation, according the release.

The details of the robberies are as follows:

--$2,108 from a U.S. Bank branch, San Ramon, Feb. 23, 2013

--$4,106 from a West America branch, Middletown, Feb. 27, 2013

--$1,350 from a U.S. Bank branch, Milpitas, March 5, 2013

--$4,295 from a Tri-Counties Bank branch in Middletown, March 7, 2013

--$1,479 from a U.S. Bank branch, Pleasant Hill, March 18, 2013

--$1,133 from a U.S. Bank branch, Milpitas, March 20, 2013

--$1,000 from a U.S. Bank branch, Castro Valley, March 21, 2013

--$1,780 from a U.S. Bank branch, Santa Rosa, March 26, 2013

Metoxen was arrested and made his initial appearance in federal court in Oakland on Friday. Metoxen is currently detained on these charges, the release said.

The maximum statutory penalty for each count of bank robbery is 20 years and a fine of $250,000, three years of supervised release plus forfeiture and restitution.

(c)2014 Times-Herald (Vallejo, Calif.)



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