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* Duron Williams Oakland man suspect in a string of bank robberies

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A 35-year-old Oakland man has been identified by local law enforcement officials and the FBI as the suspect in a string of bank robberies around the Bay Area. Duron Williams is suspected of committing 10 bank robberies and one attempted bank robbery in 11 cities, including a robbery in January at a First National Bank located in Millbrae and another in March at a Citibank in Belmont, according to the Belmont Police Department.

Police believe Williams was armed with a firearm during the robberies and that he wore a sophisticated full-face mask giving him the appearance of an elderly white man.On May 29, Oakland and San Leandro police located Williams in the 4100 block of MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland and took him into custody, Belmont police said.

Search warrants were executed at William’s homes in Oakland and Hayward, where detectives allegedly discovered further evidence implicating Williams in multiple bank robberies. Detectives also discovered a stolen van used in the robberies. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Williams with several counts of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, being armed with a firearm during the commission of a felony, convicted felon in possession of a firearm and vehicle theft.

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