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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.


  1. Ken on December 8, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    pretty wild! silently into the night. are people doing this to get three squares and a warm bunk?

  2. Justice on December 9, 2009 at 6:00 am

    The only good thing that can be said is that he turned himself in to OPD. Had he been spotted on the streets and an attempt to arrest him was made, the police would have had to assume he would use his gun on them. He saved himself and the police from having a potential deadly situation.

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