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Bloodhound Leads Police to Ontario Bank Robbery Suspect

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ONTARIO, Calif. (KTLA) -- With help from the 'educated' nose of a bloodhound, Ontario police arrested a 36-year-old Ontario man on suspicion of attempting to rob a Wells Fargo bank Wednesday.

David Cerda, who had been staying at various locations in Ontario but is originally from Texas, was arrested around 7 p.m., police said.

Witnesses told police that a man entered the bank on Euclid Ave. and gave a teller a note demanding money.

The teller activated a silent alarm. The man fled the scene empty-handed before police arrived.

Police identified Cerda through surveillance video, then determined where they believed Cerda lived and used a bloodhound to help find him.

The bloodhound followed Cerda's scent to the area where police suspected he was staying, leading officers to arrest him.

Cerda was booked at West Valley Detention Center on the charge of attempt robbery. He is being held on $250,000 bail.

Anyone with more information regarding the incident is asked to call the Ontario Police Department at 909-986-6711.

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