FREMONT -- Police have identified the two men who holed up inside a Newark motel room after allegedly robbing a Fremont bank Monday afternoon.
San Francisco residents Jeremiah Martin, 37, and Michael Luckert, 43, were arrested on suspicion of robbery and receiving known stolen property following the bank robbery and subsequent standoff at the EZ Motel on Cedar Boulevard, police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said.
Martin also was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, Bosques said.
The incident remained under investigation Tuesday.
The men are accused of robbing the Bank of the West in the 39500 block of Paseo Padre Parkway about 1:40 p.m. Monday.
The men entered the bank wearing bandannas that partially covered their faces, simulated that they had a weapon under their clothing, then demanded cash, Bosques said. A surveillance camera caught the men running out of the bank, getting into a full-size maroon Chevrolet pickup, then driving off, she added.
About 2 p.m., Newark police spotted a truck that matched the description of the getaway vehicle parked at the Motel 6 near the Mowry Avenue exit on Interstate 880.
Witnesses told Newark police that they had seen two men run from the Motel 6 to the nearby EZ 8, which was partially evacuated for the safety of the guests during the standoff, Bosques said.
Newark and Fremont police then surrounded the motel; about 3:40 p.m., Martin exited room 207
Luckert barricaded himself inside for several hours until he was forced out by tear gas about 8:30 p.m.
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