Russell D Bartlow
BERKELEY – Two brothers accused of committing five bank robberies in Alameda County are being held in custody at Santa Rita Jail, following their arrest on March 22.
With investigation assistance from the FBI, detectives from the Alameda, Fremont and Oakland police departments, Berkeley police closed the case leading to the arrest of the bank robbery suspects Russell D. Bartlow, 53, and Jerron M. Bartlow, 36, both of Oakland.
Berkeley police working collaboratively with Oakland detectives conducted a surveillance of a vehicle until they were able identify the vehicle owner and a person of interest, which led to a police search of a residence located on the 2000 block of 100th Avenue in Oakland, where both suspects were nabbed.
The Bartlow brothers allegedly robbed five bank branch offices between November 19 and March 18, located in Alameda, Berkeley and Fremont, and two banks in Oakland. The Bartlows are scheduled to appear in court on April 10 for a plea hearing.
Russell D. Bartlow is charged with 11 felonies, including second degree robbery, drug and weapons charges. His bail was set at $1.9 million.
Jerron M. Bartlow is accused of committing five felonies, including second degree robbery, drug and weapons charges. The younger Bartlow’s bond was set at $60,000.