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SAN RAFAEL – According to a press release issued on May 5th by the San Rafael Police Department (SRPD) a robbery was reported on Convent Court in the Dominican area of San Rafael on Tuesday, May 3rd.
An alert neighbor saw earlier reports of the incident on social media and then reported the following day to SRPD that he had seen a gold colored Kia driving erratically away from the area of the robbery. The neighbor was also able to provide license plate information to SRPD.
In subsequent investigation Corporal Ronda Reese found that the suspect vehicle was in fact a rental car from Oakland. Officer Reese also discovered that the person who rented the car was a parolee from Oakland. Other investigative facts were uncovered leading to probable cause that this vehicle and the occupant were involved in the robbery on Convent Court.
A statewide alert was issued for the vehicle and the suspect. At approximately 12:14 pm Corporal Reese was able to obtain GPS coordinates for the location of the suspect vehicle. Reese then notified the local California Highway Patrol (CHP) Office and requested their assistance in locating the suspect vehicle. 45 minutes later CHP driving south on I-5 in Kern County located the car and arrested the suspect. SRPD Detectives James Bellamy and Ryan Cogbill then drove to Kern County and took custody of the suspect and returned him to Marin County Jail for booking.
The suspect was identified as 25-year-old Corey Lynn Barnett of Oakland. The County of Marin Booking Log shows that he has listed his occupation as a construction worker. He faces three felony charges of Robbery, Cruelty to a Dependant Adult with likely Great Bodily Injury, and a Violation of Supervised Parole. His bail has been set at $75,000.
SRPD Detectives are continuing with their investigation. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call SRPD at (415) 485-3000 or tips can be made online using the SRPD Silent Witness tip form available at www.srpd.org/tips. Callers can remain anonymous.