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EPD Issues Alert after a Dozen San Pablo Ave ATM Robberies

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The Emeryville Police Department has issued a crime alert after a string of armed ATM Robberies along San Pablo Avenue. There have been eleven such robberies within a two block radius of the area since May.

Most notably, patrons of the Bank of America branch at 4120 San Pablo Ave have been targeted at least nine times. The other incidents were Wells Fargo ATM’s presumed to be the ones on 40th street near Pak ‘N Save.

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Data pulled by the EPD shows 12 ATM robberies in 2023 with 11 of them occurring in the past two months.

According to police, suspects armed with handguns rob the banking customer of money and personal belongings while returning to their vehicles after using an ATM. The suspects then flee the area in vehicles. Emeryville police did not provide more specific suspect descriptions of the vehicle(s) or suspect(s).


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Robberies in the city were up dramatically in the month of June with 25 reported incidents. The city has already experiences 55 robberies after the first half of 2023 compared to 40 such incidents during the same duration in 2022.


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EPD warned that the robberies appeared to a regional crime trend that includes Oakland, San Leandro and other cities.

Oakland PD issued a similar warning on July 5.

EPD is encouraging hyper-vigilance by patrons of ATMs and the city has posted tips for reducing the risk of being a victim.

Anyone with information about the cases is asked to call the Emeryville police criminal investigations unit at (510) 596-3700.

Rob Arias

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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