sfpd_squad.jpgA knife-wielding man suspected of robbing four banks in San Francisco since late March was arrested Wednesday after robbing a fifth, police said today.

Jason Dunlap, 35, of New York City, was stopped by officers at Van Ness Avenue and Eddy Street at about 7 p.m., after he allegedly robbed the Borel Private Bank and Trust at 433 California St. at about 3:40 p.m., according to police.

Dunlap had been driving a white Chevrolet Monte Carlo with New York plates that police said was stolen from New York City.

Evidence inside the car linked Dunlap to the robberies, police said.

According to police, a man believed to be Dunlap was caught on video surveillance robbing four other banks: a Citibank at 1801 Van Ness Ave. on March 22; an East West Bank at 743 Washington St. on March 24; a Wells Fargo Bank at 1160 Grant Ave. on April 2; and a City National Bank at 150 California St. on April 5.

In three of the four earlier robberies, Dunlap allegedly held a knife to the throat of bank customers.

In Wednesday’s robbery, Dunlap allegedly leapt over the bank teller counter, held a knife to a female teller’s throat and demanded money.

A second teller handed Dunlap the money and he fled from the bank, police said.

Dunlap was booked on five counts of bank robbery and five counts of burglary, according to police.

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