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January 18, 2011 > Armed Bank Robbery

Armed Bank Robbery

Submitted By Lt. Musgrove

On Saturday, January 15 Union City Police received a "911" call from Bank of the West, 33301 Alvarado-Niles Road. A bank robbery was in progress by a subject wearing all dark clothing and a mask. A second call from the alarm company relayed that the suspect was still inside the bank and armed. A nearby officer saw the gunman flee in a vehicle and pursuit was initiated. Gunshots from the passenger suspect were fired and the suspect vehicle was stopped at Arizona Street and Dowe Avenue where more gunfire was exchanged between police and the suspect passenger.

The driver of the suspect vehicle was apprehended immediately and a perimeter established. With assistance of officers from Hayward, Fremont, Newark and a fixed wing aircraft of California Highway Patrol, the suspect was located in a nearby backyard deceased with a gunshot to the head.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Investigations Unit (510) 471-1365 or use the tip line (510) 675-5207 or email tips@unioncity.org. Case #110115020.

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