Suspect sought in Second Recent Emeryville Bank Robbery

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A suspect in a string of Chase bank robberies is being sought by local authorities. The suspect is wanted for robbing branches in Richmond, Oakland, Berkeley and the Emeryville branch at the Powell Street Plaza.

For Emeryville, this was the second Bank Robbery in a little over a week span after a March 5th Wells Fargo Robbery where the suspect was later apprehended.

On March 10th just after 3 p.m., the suspect walked into the Chase Bank at 12121 San Pablo Avenue in Richmond. The suspect then walked up to a teller, handed a demand note and stated that he was armed. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Three days later on March 13th, what is believed to be the same suspect robbed the branch in Emeryville. The same suspect then robbed a branch in Oakland on March 16th and a Berkeley branch on March 19th.



Richmond Police recently released the above surveillance photo on their Facebook Page asking for the public’s help identifying the man. The suspect is described as in his 20s or 30s, 6’1” tall, thin build with an unshaven face.

If you can help identify him, please call Richmond P.D. Robbery Detective A. Shiraishi at (510) 620-6860 or at The Richmond, Oakland, Emeryville and Berkeley Police Departments are collaborating with the FBI in this joint investigation.

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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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  1. Here is a little known statistic, 100% of perpetrators of bank robbery are caught. So he is either going to be a statistic or the subject of a fantastic action film in the future.

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