For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Andrew Frankel, Public Information Officer, (510)


Berkeley, California (Tuesday, January 26, 2010) - On Monday, January 25, at 1:39 p.m., Patrol officers from the City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) responded to the Mechanics Bank on the 2300 block of Shattuck Avenue for a reported robbery which had just occurred.  The first officers responded to the scene within 2 minutes, conferred with witnesses and bank staff, and broadcast the suspect’s description and indicated his direction of flight. 

Within 2 minutes the suspect was spotted on Allston Way near Shattuck Avenue.  The suspect ran but was apprehended after a brief foot chase. 

Arrested was Antoine Heath, 34, of Oakland.