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FBI says robbery suspect is 38-year-old from Oakland

Bay City News Service
Wednesday November 15, 2000

The Federal Bureau of Investigations today announced that it has arrested a 38-year-old Oakland man suspected in a string of East Bay robberies. 

Bruce J. Gebhardt, special agent in charge of the FBI office in San Francisco, said that Curtis Harvey was arrested without incident around 8:45 a.m. today at a house in Crescent Street in Oakland where he was living. 

Gebhardt says FBI agents were looking for Harvey because they suspected he had committed six robberies, which took place from mid-July to  

early October. 

Harvey allegedly robbed a California Savings and Loan in San Ramon on July 17; a West One Credit Union in Pleasanton on July 20; a Bay Cities Credit Union in San Leandro on Aug. 23; a University and State Employees Credit Union in Berkeley on Sept. 6; a World Savings Bank in Oakland on Sept. 30; and again a San Ramon California Savings and Loan on Oct. 7. 

According to Gebhardt, witnesses in the robberies said that Harvey entered the banks alone, vaulted over the counters and grabbed money from teller drawers before he fled.  

On at least one occasion, a teller was pushed aside, Gebhardt said.