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  • Hector Amezcua

    A note for the family of Misty Singh sits at the Bank of the West were she was taken hostage along with two others who escaped before a shootout with police.

  • Craig Sanders / AP

    Stockton Police officers at the scene where bank robbery suspects with hostages were stopped at Thornton Road and Otto Drive Wednesday July 16, 2014. Cars and houses were riddled with bullets during a high-speed chase and hostages were thrown from a fleeing SUV after a bank robbery Wednesday that led to the deaths of a hostage and two robbers, police said.

  • Hector Amezcua

    Investigation continued by multiple agencies in the shooting of a hostage and two bank robbers on Thornton Rd. in Stockton.

  • AP

    This Thursday, July 17, 2014 booking photo provided by the Stockton Police Department shows Jaime Ramos, 19, who was booked on suspicion of homicide, kidnapping, robbery and attempted murder.

  • Hector Amezcua

    After Wednesday's robbery, the Bank of the West on Thornton Rd. was shut down.

  • Craig Sanders / AP

    Stockton Police officers at the scene where bank robbers with hostages were stopped.

  • Hector Amezcua / hamezcua@sacbee.com

    A security guard sits in front of the Bank of the West branch on Thornton Rd. in Stockton that was robbed Wednesday by three men who took three hostages. Two suspects and a hostage were killed after a shootout with police.

  • AP

    This photo provided by the Stockton Police Department shows a shot tire and firearm from the scene of a bank robbery Wednesday.

  • Craig Sanders / AP

    Police investigators are shown at the scene of a bank robbery Wednesday.

  • Misty Holt-Singh

Reward for information in deadly bank robbery in Stockton grows to $50,000

Published: Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014 - 9:50 pm
Last Modified: Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 - 4:14 pm

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.

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