A serial bank robbery suspect was arrested in Brentwood after attempting to change his appearance in a drug store. Police were called to Safeway supermarket by a person who recognized the bank robbery suspect. By the time police arrived, the suspect had fled on foot, leaving his car behind.
Bank robbery suspect captured by patient police
The suspect, Kenneth Ellis, went into a nearby CVS drug store and waited there for the police to leave the area. Instead, the police waited for about two hours for the suspect to return to his vehicle. While police waited outside the drug store, Ellis shaved his beard and head, in an attempt to change his appearance.
Ellis was wanted in connection with at least 11 successful bank robbery attempts and one unsuccessful bank robbery attempt. He was also known to have cased at least 7 other banks.
If you’ve been charged with bank robbery, theft burglary or a similar crime, you need the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has established a reputation in Southern California courts as being an aggressive defender of his clients’ rights.
Mr. Helfend practices criminal defense exclusively and handles criminal matters arising in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
When you’re facing a robbery charge, you want the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend. With California’s three-strikes law, each felony conviction in California places you one step closer to a life sentence. Each conviction lengthens the sentence you receive. A third violent felony conviction in California can land you in prison for the rest of your life as punishment for being a habitual offender, even if the felony wouldn’t result in a life sentence under ordinary circumstances.
California’s prisons are filling with people who have made errors, but don’t deserve to be incarcerated for life. Don’t let this happen to you. Mr. Helfend will fight hard to help you avoid convictions on charges that qualify for three-strike consideration. No reputable defense attorney can guarantee that he or she can win an acquittal or get charges against you reduced or dropped; those decisions come from judges and juries. An experienced criminal defense attorney can raise legitimate questions in the minds of judges and juries, and help them see and understand weaknesses in the prosecutor’s claims against you.
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