According to a 6:10 p.m. police blotter entry Wednesday, Tracy police investigators believe Jeremy Morton, 20, of Oakland and Valina Jenkins, 20, of Berkeley, were involved in the heist of the Union Bank robbery and the US Bank, which were robbed within minutes of each other last Saturday.
Those two as well as Jasmine Thomas, 18, and Christopher Jennings, 24, were arrested by Ripon police on suspicion of robbing the Bank of Stockton in Ripon shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday.
About a half-hour before the Ripon robbery, two suspicious-looking men were lurking near a Manteca bank, but left when police showed up, said Manteca police spokesman Rex Osborn.
It's unclear if those men are the same who robbed the Ripon bank, but one news report says the suspects arrested in Ripon are wanted in connection with robberies in Tracy, Livermore and Reno.
A photo on the Manteca Bulletin Web site shows a young woman being led away in handcuffs by Ripon police. She had red-streaked bangs, and a Union Bank employee said one of the suspects in that robbery had red-tipped braids.
A Chase Bank on Grant Line Road was robbed on Monday, but that was not connected to the two Saturday bank robberies, said Tracy police spokesman Tony Sheneman, and police are still looking for those suspects.
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