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Berkeley, California (Thursday, July 31, 2008) - At 0937 hrs the Berkeley Police Department received a “Be On the Look Out” for a vehicle associated with a spree of robberies that occurred between the hours of 0630 and 0915 hrs today in Oakland and Emeryville. The description of the suspects and their vehicle was broadcast to all officers.

At 1015 hrs, BPD received a call from a Good Samaritan who reported that a black male adult driver of a 95 Honda had attempted to sell him a full tank of gas for only $25, which he found to be suspicious. The caller then provided the vehicle’s description, license plate number, and description of the two occupants. The descriptions matched those provided by OPD earlier in the day.

Berkeley Police flooded the area searching for the vehicle, and quickly located the car a few moments later, driving northbound on San Pablo Ave from Parker St. As officers, prepared to stop the vehicle, the passenger ran from the vehicle into the 1100 block of Parker St. The driver was stopped in the vehicle at San Pablo Ave and Dwight Way.

A short block search of the 1100 block of Parker St. ensued and the second suspect was arrested. Arrested were Reginald Patillo 24, and Amadi Monroe 19, both of Berkeley.

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