`Brave’ Bank robber charged in federal court

Remember the cases about a year ago in which a man wearing an Atlanta Braves baseball cap was robbing banks and check cashing business in the East and South Bay to payoff gambling debts? Maybe you remember this picture?

Well, the man suspected of those crimes has been charged in federal court. Court records show Shaun Shinkyu Kim, A 27-year-old Fremont man, has been charged with a dozen crimes, all of which are a variation of robbery.

In all, authorities believe the man stole almost $58,000 during the six month stretch. In most of the heists only a few thousands dollars were stolen. But in the last one, June 10, 2008, the robbery suspect made off with more than $18,000.





Cops: `Braves’ bank robber caught

bankrobberbraves.jpgWell, looks like Fremont cops got their guy. Police arrested a 26-year-old man near Mission San Jose Tuesday night in connection with a dozen robberies at banks and check cashing businesses in the Bay Area, eight of which happened in Fremont. These are the cases in which the robber wore an Atlanta Braves baseball cap in recent weeks. See story here.