Can run, can’t hide

Bank robbery suspect was wearing GPS tracker

An Oroville man on parole and wearing a GPS monitor was arrested by Oroville police officers shortly after allegedly robbing a bank on Oro Dam Boulevard East.

Robert Badger (pictured), 48, is suspected of having used a note during the hold-up at a Chase Bank location at about 11 a.m. on Tuesday (May 23). He then allegedly ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to press releases from the Oroville Police Department.

OPD officers initially searched for the then-unknown suspect with help from a Butte County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, but had no luck. Then, the BCSO Corrections Division positively identified the suspect—who was on parole—and used his ankle monitor to find him. He was arrested in a Motel 6 parking lot later the same day.