Man Remains in Custody on Suspicion of Bank Robberies in 4 Cities
Photo: Avaun M. Price
SAN LEANDRO — A man remains in custody on suspicion of committing bank robberies and attempted bank robberies. These robberies occurred in Berkeley, Emeryville, Hayward and San Leandro during the last two months. However, the suspect’s money collection skills are questionable.
Three out of four efforts at the banks were flops. At first, the usual bank robbery scenario played out. In each, a man enters the bank, hands the teller a note and claims to have a gun and demands money. The crook only got some money from one bank, in Emeryville.
The crimes occurred between March 13 and June 14 at branches of Chase Bank. San Leandro police apprehended the suspect following two attempted bank robberies in Hayward and San Leandro on June 14.
Investigators obtained a good description of the getaway car the suspect used. San Leandro police located the car the same day in an East Oakland neighborhood.
Police arrested 31-year-old Oakland resident, Avaun M. Price on June 14 at 7 p.m., near Bancroft and 90th Avenues.
At the time of his arrest, Price was wearing clothes matching the description of the clothing worn by the crook.
Price’s bond is $700,000 bond after he was booked at Santa Rita Jail. His charges at this point are for the bank robbery and attempted bank robberies. However, Price is a suspect in more robberies.
Price faces possible loss of his probation status from previous criminal convictions when he appears for a hearing June 26.