Accused San Rafael Bank Robber’s Arraignment Pushed Back to Friday

Alphonso Miquel Pazos, 56, is charged with robbery and burglary.

Credit: San Rafael Police Department
Credit: San Rafael Police Department

A Marin County superior court judge on Tuesday issued a continuance in the arraignment of a San Rafael man accused of robbing a Terra Linda bank last week, prosecutors said.

Alphonso Miquel Pazos, 56, is charged with robbery and burglary for allegedly robbing a CitiBank on 1004 Northgate Drive on Friday morning.

He was arrested later in the day in Sonoma County.

Pazos’ arraignment is scheduled for Friday, Deputy District Attorney Kevin O’Hara said.

“He did not enter a plea,” in court yesterday, O’Hara said.

Pazos is being held in Marin County Jail on $75,000 bail according to the sheriff’s website.

The continuance was issued at the request of Pazos’ attorney, O’Hara said.

Pazos is represented by Kimberly Fitzgerald, a public defender.

Fitzgerald was not immediately available for comment.

Pazos will also be arraigned on Friday in a separate case for two DUI charges, Deputy District Attorney Shawn Spaulding said. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI in separate incidents on Sept. 15 and Sept. 20. 

Pazos is listed as unemployed on the sheriff’s website. 

Spaulding said she couldn't disclose Pazos' previous occupation.

Pazos’ two alleged accomplices, Robert Bovero-Spina, 25, and 22-year-old Julia Susanne Benson (both of San Rafael), have been charged as accessories.

O’Hara could said he could not discuss publicly the nature of the relationship between Pazos and the two 20-somethings that has ensnared them in a criminal case.

He said he didn’t know if Bovero-Spina and Benson were involved in a relationship.

Both are free on bail. Their arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 4.


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