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Police arrest man suspected in 2 area bank robberies

Jeremy Morton, 30, is suspected in two bank robberies that occurred in San Leandro.
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SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — A 30-year-old Stockton man is being held on a $1.45 million bond after he was arrested for his alleged role in two area bank robberies. 

Jeremy Morton was arrested at a relative's house in Stockton on October 3, according to a news release from the San Leandro Police Department. He was formally charged with bank robbery four days later.

Police said the first robbery happened at the Bank of the West in the 1500 block of Washington Avenue on September 26. According to detectives, Morton handed the teller a note demanding money and left with approximately $1,500. 

Officers scoured the area, but ultimately did not find Morton. 

Four days later, the release says a second robbery occurred at the Fremont Bank in the 1400 block of East 14th Street. In this case, police said Morton also handed the teller a note demanding money, and took off with $1,800. 

Surveillance footage helped officers identify Morton as the suspect, and he was ultimately taken into custody in the 8100 block of Palisades Street in Stockton, according to the release.  

As of this writing, Morton remains in custody. 


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