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Police Arrest Robbery Suspect in the "Button-Down Bandit" Case

Photo credit: FBI
Photo credit: FBI

The "button-down bandit" wanted in connection with at least eight bank robberies in the East Bay since March was arrested in West Oakland on Monday, according to the FBI.

James Quindale Page, 42, of Pittsburg, was arrested Monday morning as a result of the "button-down bandit" serial bank robber investigation. In 1998, Page, then known as “the Mighty Quinn,” held the WBA welterweight title, according to CSN Bay Area. He lost the title in 2001.

According to the FBI, Antioch and Walnut Creek police, along with FBI agents, arrested Page at about 8:15 a.m. in the 1600 block of 17th Street in Oakland.

Law enforcement personnel from the FBI, Walnut Creek, Antioch, Emeryville, Oakley, Pleasanton and Lafayette suspected that Page was responsible for eight bank robberies conducted since March 6, according to the FBI.

In each robbery, the robber wore various button-down, collared, long-sleeved shirts, leading investigators to dub the suspect the "button-down bandit."

Surveillance photographs were disseminated to law enforcement agencies and the public during the investigation and led a police officer in Oakley to identify Page. The officer had previous law enforcement contact with Page during his patrols, according to the FBI. 

Additional investigation conducted by law enforcement led to Page's arrest in connection with robbing two Chase Bank locations, three Wells Fargo Bank locations, two U.S. Bank locations and a Bank of America location across the East Bay. Page was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility, according to the FBI. 

Anyone with information regarding the "button-down bandit" is asked to contact the FBI at (415) 553-7400.

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