ATM robbery suspect turns himself in to Oakland police
on December 8, 2009
Oakland resident Elgin Garrett, 45, turned himself in today in connection with a kidnapping and robbery that occurred early Sunday morning, according to the Oakland Police Department. The Oakland police reached out to the public on Monday offering a photo of the suspect, which police spokesperson Jeff Thomason said was taken during the robbery at a Bank of America ATM machine on 41st and San Pablo Avenue.
Thomason said the OPD received numerous calls from the public identifying Garrett after police distributed the photo.
According to the OPD, Garrett allegedly approached a man at 45th and Martin Luther King Jr. Way, pointed a gun at him, got into his car, and demanded that he drive to an ATM machine and withdraw cash. He then took the money and fled. The victim was unharmed.
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