Suspect sought in Second Recent Emeryville Bank Robbery

Published On March 26, 2018 | By Rob Arias | News & Commentary

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.


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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 AShiraishi@richmondpd.net. The Richmond, Oakland, Emeryville and Berkeley Police Departments are collaborating with the FBI in this joint investigation.

About The Author

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

One Response to Suspect sought in Second Recent Emeryville Bank Robbery

  1. Anonymous says:

    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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