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Police arrest Lamorinda bank robbers

By scarney
Friday, November 20th, 2009 at 9:12 pm in Crime, Lafayette, Orinda.

Police arrested two men from Oakland in connection with recent bank robberies in Lafayette and Orinda. Wilber Onyeakachi, 24, and David Nwaonumah, 30, were arrested after a bank teller positively identified Onyeakachi as the robber. Nwaonumah was identified as the getaway driver.

The most recent robbery occurred at 11:20 Wednesday morning at the Citibank on Orinda Way in Orinda.  The robber, allegedly Onyeakachi, entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. After taking around $3,400, the robber fled the scene in a beige Oldsmobile.

When police found the two men in Oakland, they were sitting in the beige Oldsmobile reported as the getaway car.

The other similar robbery was committed at the Wells Fargo Bank in Lafayette on Nov. 9.

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