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Ceres man arrested for bank robbery
Modesto police officers arrested a Ceres resident after he was snitched out by someone on the Modesto police Twitter page.

A surveillance camera inside the McHenry Village Farmers and Merchants Bank captured the image of Friday's robber and led to tips that the man was Michael Torres, 32, of Ceres.

According to Modesto police, the bank was robbed at 10:05 a.m. by a man who walked in, showed a handgun and demanded money from a clerk. Detectives believe the man fled on a bicycle and abandoned it near Gourmet Buffet on the east side of the shopping center and then left in a dark-colored pickup.

Shortly after the surveillance photos of the suspect went viral on Twitter and Facebook, tips were given to police that it was Torres.

Modesto police staked out Torres' home in the 3900 block of Ridlon Court and noted that Torres was removing the lumber rack from his pickup and loading up trash in the bed so as to disguise the vehicle, said Ceres Police Lt. Brent Smith. He was arrested without incident.

Torres was recently laid off of work with Frito-Lay in Modesto.