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Arrest for a bank robbery in Germany

April 4, 2019

JOSHUA TREE, Calif – On Wednesday, April 3, deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Yucca Valley Multiple Enforcement Team (MET) developed information regarding a wanted subject in downtown Joshua Tree. Thomas Tabbert (age 61) was wanted by INTERPOL for an armed bank robbery in his home country of Germany.

Tabbert had an active US Marshals Federal warrant for his arrest.

Tabbert was located at a vacant business at 61693 Twentynine Palms Hwy in Joshua Tree and taken into custody without incident. He was booked at the Morongo Basin Jail on the No Bail warrant.

Problem Oriented Policing is a specialized position within the Town of Yucca Valley’s Police Department. Sheriff's Detective Emanuel Popa and Deputy Robert Stucki are currently assigned to this full-time position. The primary focus of “Problem Oriented Policing” is to provide solutions to law enforcement related issues that adversely affect the citizens who live, work and visit the Town of Yucca Valley.

Positions funded by the Town of Yucca Valley Measure Y were instrumental in the investigation of this case.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Morongo Basin Station at (760)366-4175.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

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