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Oakland Man Arrested for 3 Bank Robberies in San Leandro

Michael Patillo, 27, who was arrested on Feb. 6, has been connected to two more bank robberies, according to police.

By Bay City News—

An Oakland man was arrested for three separate robberies that occurred in about a month's span in San Leandro, according to police.

Michael Patillo, 27, was arrested for robbing a U.S. Bank at 1585 E. 14th St. around 11:55 a.m. on Feb. 6., police said.

[Related article: US Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested]
 
He was also connected to robbing the same U.S. Bank at East 14th Street on Jan. 3 and a Bank of America at 1925 Marina Boulevard on Jan. 14, according to police.

"This year we have experienced an unprecedented amount of bank robberies. Our staff has successfully closed five out of the six bank robberies that have been committed this year," Lt. Randall Brandt said in a statement. "This would not have been possible without the assistance of our community and surrounding agencies," he said. 

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Ken Briggs February 17, 2014 at 09:31 AM
give this guy a few years behind bars and have him learn a new trade before he gets out . make sure he has a place to go to live before he gets out .
Noone February 18, 2014 at 12:36 PM
I agree with Ken in this instance. Ken cites the huge amount recidivism here in California. Do the time, and don't come back! Use this time to build a support so he doesn't have to repeat his behavior because he has no other course.
Joanna Dyer February 18, 2014 at 09:59 PM
The story should include the name of the K9 hero of this arrest and all like articles from now on. The Officer partner has to be so proud. Fun Cops and Robbers
Ken Briggs February 18, 2014 at 10:15 PM
Joanna Dyer yes I agree with you

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