Authorities announced Thursday that the reward for information in last week’s deadly bank robbery in Stockton has grown to $50,000.
The money is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an unknown partner who dropped three alleged co-conspirators off at the Bank of the West the afternoon of July 16. The driver left in a dark Buick sedan that later was found abandoned not far from the bank.
The FBI and the Bank of the West each pledged a reward of $20,000, adding to the $10,000 pledged by Stockton Crime Stoppers.
Stockton police allege that Jaime Ramos, 19; Alex Gregory Martinez, 27; and Gilbert Renteria Jr., 30, took two bank employees and one customer hostage after robbing the bank. During an hourlong pursuit by police, the suspects allegedly fired back at officers, striking patrol cars, homes and uninvolved residents’ cars.
At the end of the pursuit, Misty Holt-Singh, a 41-year-old wife and mother of two, died, as well as Martinez and Renteria. Ramos has been charged with 35 felony counts, including three counts of murder and 22 counts of attempted murder of a peace officer. It is not yet known whether one of the suspects or an officer fatally shot Singh.
Anyone with information is asked to call Stockton Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Callers can remain anonymous.
Call The Bee’s Kim Minugh, (916) 321-1038. Follow her on Twitter @Kim_Minugh.