Bank robbery suspect accused of trying to take detective’s gun held without bail
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A bank robbery suspect who allegedly attacked a detective in a restroom at San Diego Police Department headquarters, where he was being questioned about the heist, now Friday he has been ordered held without bail.
Akil Saeed Daniels, 29, was arrested Tuesday following a bank robbery the same day at the Wells Fargo bank branch at 9360 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
He allegedly entered the branch about 9:30 a.m. and demanded money from a teller, who complied but slipped a tracking device in with the cash. Police tracked the suspect to Chula Vista, where he got out of his SUV and ran, but was subdued by a police dog.
Officers found $343 with the bank tracking device inside the vehicle. At San Diego police headquarters, Daniels confessed to robbing the bank and wrote a letter of apology to the teller, according to the criminal complaint.
The letter stated, “Ms. Teller lady at the Wells Fargo, there was no intention on you being hurt, I just needed some money to help myself out. Please forgive me,” court papers state.
After an interview at headquarters, Daniels asked to use the restroom and was escorted by FBI Agent John English and San Diego police Detective Dewayne Glazewski, according to the complaint.
When Daniels was released from his handcuffs, he allegedy attacked Glazewski, twice trying to take his gun, before being subdued by other officers.
After the assault, Daniels said something to the effect of, “I guess this bought me an additional 20 years,” according to the complaint.
He allegedly asked the FBI agent, “Did you have a firearm on you? (Expletive), if I would have known that, I would have tried taking yours too!”
Daniels will be back in court Tuesday for a detention hearing before Magistrate Judge Nita Stormes.