Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery Spree Including Pollock Pines and South Lake Tahoe

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 03, 2019 / comments

<CBS San Francisco>

... Federal prosecutors announced that Duane Kurt Makela, 50, pleaded guilty Thursday to ten armed bank robberies, seven unarmed bank robberies, and two attempted bank robberies between March 2018 and Februaty 2019.

The heists were spread out across a number of Bay Area cities including Oakland, Palo Alto, Orinda and South San Francisco as well as in Roseville, Pollack Pines and South Lake Tahoe.

Makela was arrested in April at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Oaklnd while his wife was giving birth, the same day FBI, Oakland police and Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies served a warrant at his home in the Oakland Hills.

At the time of his arrest, investigators were looking into other bank robberies in...


October 3, 2019 at 6:06 pm