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A suspect in a Fremont bank robbery is holed up in a Newark motel arrested

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A suspect in a Fremont bank robbery is holed up in a Newark motel room this afternoon, a Fremont police spokeswoman said. Around 1:40 p.m. two men entered the Bank of the West at 39533 Paseo Padre Parkway in Fremont, police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said. Both suspects had their faces partially covered with bandanas and simulated weapons underneath their clothing.

The pair fled in a maroon pickup truck with an undisclosed amount of cash, she said. Around 2:05 p.m. Newark police reported that the suspect vehicle had stopped at Mowry Avenue and Cedar Boulevard in Newark and two men were seen running from the truck, Bosques said. Fremont police responded and determined the two men were at the E-Z 8 Motel at 5555 Cedar Court in Newark.

Around 3:30 p.m. one of the suspects, a man in his mid-30s, exited the room and was taken into custody. Bosques said he is being uncooperative with police. The second suspect remains barricaded in the room. A Newark police SWAT team is working with Fremont police at the scene.

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