Fremont Police Catch Man Suspected of Robbing 5 Wells Fargo Banks
Photo: Mark Gay
FREMONT — A man suspected of robbing a downtown Fremont bank is now in the custody of Alameda County. Fremont police fetched the suspect from Southern California, where he is suspected of robbing four other banks.
Working with Wells Fargo Bank security, Fremont police identified the suspect believed responsible for committing five bank robberies. Four of the Wells Fargo bank branches hit are in Southern California, and one is in Fremont.
The Wells Fargo Bank located at 39265 Paseo Padre Parkway in Fremont was robbed on October 25. In the usual manner of bank robberies, a man handed a teller a note demanding money, and fled with the cash.
While collaborating with bank security, Fremont detectives learned the same man was suspected of robbing four other Wells Fargo banks.
Video surveillance cameras captured the license plate number of the getaway car used in the Fremont bank robbery. It so happens, the car matched the descriptions of the car used in Southern California bank robberies.
With help from a car dealership in Mission Hills, authorities tracked down the suspect, Mark Gay, 55 of Granada Hills. The automated tracking system of the car recorded it driving to Wells Fargo banks that were robbed.
On November 20th, Gay was located and arrested in Los Angeles. His arrest was a joint law enforcement effort by Fremont detectives, the FBI, and the Simi Valley Sheriff’s Office.
Presently, Gay is being held for second degree robbery at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. Gay was scheduled to appear December 7th for a plea hearing at the East County Hall of Justice.