Representatives from the Berkeley Police Department said they’ve arrested two men who they believe are responsible for a string of local bank robberies.
According to a Nixle alert, one of the suspects entered a Chase Bank, dressed in all black. He then approached a teller, pulled a gun and demanded cash. The alert went onto say that later that same day the Robbery Detective handling the case contacted the Oakland Police Department’s Robbery unit and learned that that they had two cases involving a similarly described suspect. The Detective then called the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Violent Crimes Squad, to advise that there was a possible bank robbery series developing.
A person of interest was identified a short time later.
Alameda County Jail records show that two men were arrested and booked at the Santa Rita Jail in connection with the crimes. The first defendant, Jerron Bartlow, is being held on $60,000 bail bonds. The second suspect, Russel Bartlow, is being held on $1,970,000 bail bonds due to a series of enhancements.
Original article: BPD apprehends 2 suspects in connection with bank robberies