The Emeryville Police have announced the arrest of suspect from a Wells Fargo Bank robbery earlier this week. After the suspect initially eluded authorities, detectives were able to identify, locate and arrest the suspect without incident.
On Monday, March 5th at about 5:43 p.m., the Emeryville Police Department received a call from the Wells Fargo Branch at 5801 Christie Avenue about a robbery that had occurred. The suspect displayed a firearm during the robbery and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the teller. As officers were responding, the suspect fled the scene. After confirming the welfare of the employees and patrons, the officers conducted a search for the suspect but were unable to locate him.
Emeryville Police Department detectives conducted interviews and were able to generate leads to determine the identity of the suspect. On Friday March 9th, the detectives located and arrested the suspect in Oakland just before 1:00 p.m.
Lavon Broach, a 52-year-old Oakland resident, was charged, arrested and detained at Santa Rita jail without bail. Broach is scheduled to be arraigned at an Oakland courthouse on Monday.