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Police find car that may be connected to Stockton bank robbery suspects

Police located a car they believe is the one three bank robbery suspects used to drive to a Stockton bank Wednesday before a high-speed chase and deadly shootout.

Stockton police Officer Joe Silva said the suspect vehicle was found in the 3200 block of West Creek Drive about four miles west of the robbed Bank of the West on Hammer Lane and Thornton Road.

The suspect vehicle, a dark-colored sedan, was seen on the bank's surveillance video before the robbery. Shortly after the photo was released, police got a tip that led them to the car, Silva said.

Police are looking for the driver of the sedan.

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Family of woman slain in Stockton bank robbery address the public


The family of the woman killed in Wednesday's bank robbery and subsequent shootout in Stockton addressed the media from outside the offices of Stockton attorney Michael Platt on Friday.

Misty Holt-Singh's husband, son, daughter, sister and the family attorney spoke at the briefing, largely thanking family, friends and the public for their support, and the media for respecting of the family's wishes for privacy. Each also individually highlighted Holt Singh's selflessness.

Suspects in deadly Stockton shootout identified

Authorities released the names of the suspected Stockton bank robbers who died after a gun battle with police Wednesday.

They were 30-year-old Gilbert Renteria Jr. and 27-year-old Alex Gregory Martinez, both of Stockton. Stockton police previously said both men were documented Norteno gang members with criminal records.

Renteria, Jr. and Martinez, along with a third surviving suspect, 19-year-old Jaime Ramos, are accused of robbing the Bank of the West on Thornton Avenue at gunpoint. Police said they took three women as hostages and the SUV of one of the hostages. A one-hour police pursuit ensued in north Stockton, Highway 99, Lodi, Morada and Interstate 5 before culminating back in north Stockton.

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Stockton police release photo of suspected drop-off vehicle in deadly bank robbery

SACRAMENTO - On Friday, the Stockton Police Department released a picture of the car suspected of dropping off three men they say robbed a bank, took three people hostage and led authorities on a violent pursuit Wednesday.

The car was only described as a black, four-door sedan with tinted windows.

Two of the suspects, yet to be identified, were killed in the shootout during the chase. The third suspect, 19-year-old Jaime Ramos was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on homicide, kidnapping, robbery and attempted murder charges.

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New details revealed in Stockton bank robbery, shootout


The investigation into Wednesday's bank robbery, high-speed police pursuit and hostage crisis is revealing new details about the suspects and hostages.

Bank customer Misty Holt-Singh was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon when the suspects got into a gunbattle with law enforcement at the end of a hour-long police chase. She was found dead in the stolen getaway SUV when it came to a stop at Thornton Road and Otto Drive. Police said she was used as a human shield by the lone surviving suspect identified as 19-year-old Jaime Ramos, an associate of the Norteno gang.