Suspect Accused of Robbing $3,300 from 2 Banks Held on $1.4 Million Bail

Suspect Accused of Robbing $3,300 from 2 Banks Held on $1.4 Million Bail
Photo: Jeremy Morton

SAN LEANDRO — A man accused of robbing $3,300 from two banks remains in custody. The suspect is being held at Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail in lieu of $1.4 million bail.

The first robbery occurred at the Bank of West located at 1601 Washington Avenue on September 26. Four days later, Fremont Bank located at 1480 East 14th Street was robbed.

Both San Leandro bank heists followed standard M.O. The suspect handed a bank teller a note demanding money, and then fled with the money. Fortunately, no one was reported injured.

Videos of the robberies enabled San Leandro detectives to identify Jeremy Morton, 30 of Stockton as the suspect. Additional leads led detectives to conduct surveillance of his relative’s home located on Palisades Street in the Stockton.

Morton was arrested earlier this month at the Foods 4 Less supermarket, located on 789 Hammer Lane in Stockton. Morton who has prior felony convictions faces sentencing in state prison if he is found guilty again.

The Alameda County D.A. reviewed his latest case and charged him with two counts of second-degree robbery. He is scheduled to appear for a pretrial court hearing on October 23.

Morton’s criminal record includes numerous prior arrests, including for attempted bank robbery and bank robbery. He has prior convictions for grand theft in 2011 and drug possession in 2009. He has served time in jail and he recently completed five years of supervised probation.

Suspect Accused of Robbing $3,300 from 2 Banks Held on $1.4 Million Bail was last modified: October 16th, 2019 by admin
Categories: Alameda
Tags: robbery

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