Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers is a cooperative effort between law enforcement agencies in Santa Clara County, local media, and a volunteer board of directors. Our program operates a 24-hour telephone line (408) 947-STOP (7867), a website (svcrimestopers.org), and the P3Tips app for the community to report crime tips anonymously. Our program allows citizens with information about serious crimes to report without giving their name or personal information. Crime tips resulting in an arrest of suspects entitle the caller (identified by a code number given to them) to a cash reward. Community members are urged to call (408) 947–STOP or submit their crime tips using P3Tips if they have information on a serious crime. Rewards up to $1,000 are offered for information leading to an arrest.

Bank Robbery – 140 E. San Fernando Street

On 4/10/12, at approximately 10:29 a.m., San Jose police officers investigated a robbery at the Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union, located at 140 E. San Fernando Street, in San Jose. The suspect, identified as 44-year-old Alex Ryan Wells, presented a note and demanded money from the teller.
The suspect exited the credit union with an undisclosed amount of cash and was last seen fleeing on foot towards E. San Fernando Street. No weapon was seen during the incident.

Wells is also suspected in two previous bank robberies that occurred on 4/4/12 in Capitola and on 4/6/12 in Santa Cruz, both located in Santa Cruz County.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Detective Adam Hutson of the San Jose Police Department, Robbery Unit, at (408) 277-4166.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous can call the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867). Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.