Berkeley police arrest man on suspicion of robbery at Bank of America

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Aditya Katewa/Staff
On Saturday, Berkeley Police Department received a call from a Bank of America employee who said the bank was being robbed by a 36-year-old male suspect with a knife. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of robbery, resisting arrest and a parole violation.

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Berkeley police officers arrested a man on suspicion of robbery after receiving a report of an armed robbery from the Bank of America on Shattuck Avenue.

On Saturday at 10:29 a.m., Berkeley Police Department received a call from a bank employee who said the bank, located at 2151 Shattuck Ave., was being robbed by a suspect with a knife, according to a BPD Nixle alert.

Two bike force officers in the area arrived and observed the suspect “quickly walking away” from the bank, the alert added.

Officers chased the suspect, who began running after noticing the officers, and took the suspect into custody when he ran inside a nearby bank. Upon searching the suspect, officers found a “large wad of cash” in his hands, as well as a knife.

The suspect, a 36-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of robbery, resisting arrest and a violation of parole.

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