Fremont Police Department officers said they successfully captured two men who are accused of robbing a local bank. The suspects later locked themselves inside a motel room and engaged law enforcement officials in an standoff. The situation took several hours to diffuse. No injuries were reported.
Defendant Jeremiah Martin is being held at the Santa Rita Jail. His bail has been set at $358,000 and he is being charged with six felonies including but not limited to receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and robbery. Police say he eventually surrendered without incident.
Defendant Michael Luckert is being held at the Santa Rita Jail $185,000 bail. He is being charged with three felonies including but not limited to robbery and receiving stolen property. He was also reportedly on probation at the time the crime was committed, meaning that he is likely not permitted to hire a bondsman due to having a probation hold.
A spokesperson for the Fremont PD said the suspects were seen entering the bank just before 2pm. Both men attempted to obstruct their faces with bandanas. Bank tellers did not see a visible gun but it was believed that the suspects were armed. They ran off with an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene in a Chevy pickup. Surveillance cameras were able to record a partial license plate number, which was used to help tract the robbers.
The truck was spotted several hours later outside the EZ 8 motel. Both men are expected to be arraigned later this week. Jail officials have not said whether defendant Martin has been working with a local bondsman.