Two Men Accused of Committing Thefts and Robberies at Bank Parking Lots
SAN LEANDRO — Two men accused of committing thefts and robberies at bank parking lots were apprehended during a police chase. They were caught allegedly breaking into a car.
Patrol officers attempted to stop the fleeing suspects, who led the officers on a vehicle chase for one mile.
One of the victims whose purse was robbed helped identify the suspects.
She was at a bank parking lot, when a man smashed her car window and snatched her purse. This happened March 18 at Bank of America located at 1925 Marina Boulevard.
The woman noted the license plate number on the getaway car and reported it to police. San Leandro detectives obtained a warrant to search the car. During a covert operation on April 5, detectives spotted it at Chase Bank located at 1320 Fairmount Drive. Detectives also observed a car break-in before both suspects fled.
Subsequently, Kavon M. Mitchell, 19 of Oakley, and Devonaye McClay, 19 of Antioch were arrested near 2480 Washington Avenue. In addition, police confiscated a handgun with a 32-round magazine.
Mitchell has been charged with committing two counts of grand theft and carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle. He is also charged with evading an officer with disregard for safety and driving against traffic.
Likewise, McClay is charged with two counts of grand theft, in addition to five weapons-related charges. These include possession of a loaded unregistered firearm and a large capacity magazine.