Alameda County District Attorney’s Office Takes Decisive Action Against Oakland Man Suspected in Series Of Bank Robberies
District Attorney Pamela Price Charges Robberies and Gun Enhancements
Oakland, CA. August 2, 2023 – The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has taken decisive action in response to a series of bank robberies that rattled the City of Oakland. Defendant Dwight Belton, a 63-year-old Oakland resident, was arrested on July 26, 2023, and is charged with two counts of robbery, with two gun enhancements. Mr. Belton is facing a possible sentence of thirty (30) years.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office’s prosecution comes after the Oakland Police Department successfully uncovered crucial evidence linking Mr. Belton to a series of bank robberies and attempted robberies. His method involved entering various banks, displaying a firearm to the tellers, and demanding money from bank employees. While he occasionally masked his identity with a disguise of sunglasses and a mask, surveillance footage played a crucial role in identifying the suspect, recognizable by his distinct limp.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is unwavering in its commitment to ensuring public safety and will vigorously pursue justice in this matter to hold Mr. Belton accountable for his actions.
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The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office (DAO) is one of California’s largest prosecutors’ offices and is led by Alameda County’s first Black woman District Attorney Pamela Y. Price. Price brings her vision to this office to fairly administer justice in the pursuit of thriving, healthy, and safe communities for every person who steps foot in Alameda County, no matter their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, income, or zip code. Price has been recognized as one of the most progressive prosecutors through her forward-thinking, innovative strategies to interrupt cycles of violence and crime and bring change to a criminal justice system rooted in systemic racism. Follow Madam DA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and @AlamedaCountyda on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.