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Novato Robbery suspect located and arrested by Marin Task Force

Tremayne Collier arrested by Marin County Major Crimes Task Force

On September 21, 2019 at around 9:23 PM, Novato Police Officers responded to a report of a robbery at Panera Bread, a restaurant located within the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center at 132 Vintage Way, Suite F17. On arrival, the officers contacted store employees who reported that several men entered and robbed the business. During the course of the robbery, one suspect forced an employee to bring them to the manager’s office. In the office, the suspect directed the manager to provide him with a currency bag. Although no weapons were seen by the Panera employees, it appeared that at least one suspect might have been armed.  The suspects fled Panera in a grey colored pickup truck.

Responding officers located a similar vehicle fleeing the scene and pulled the driver over. The driver was identified as Tremayne Collier, 49, of Richmond CA.  Collier was arrested that evening after evidence and facts were gathered that indicated he was involved in the robbery. Collier was booked into Marin County Jail for robbery. The other suspects fled the scene and were not immediately located. A manager of the Panera Bread was later arrested for conspiring to assist with the Robbery.

Following being booked in the Jail, Collier posted bail and was released.  He was given a court date later in November of 2019. During that court appearance in November, Collier failed to appear. This resulted in the Marin County Superior Court issuing a $500,000 felony warrant for Collier. 

Due to Collier’s violent past, which includes previous arrests for robbery, resisting arrest, battery with serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon and murder, the Marin County Major Crimes Task Force (MCMCTF) was asked to assist with the safe apprehension of Collier to stand trial for his robbery case.

MCMCTF Detectives gathered intelligence about Collier’s current whereabouts and daily habits.  Detectives then executed a surveillance operation on Collier in Richmond, California.  On March 3rd, After extensive surveillance that confirmed a pattern in Collier’s day to day activities MCMCTF safely detained Collier near the intersection of Maritime St and Burma Rd in Oakland, CA. Collier was then booked into Marin County Jail for the warrant and is scheduled to attend court on March 5th.


Ryan Petersen

Assistant Commander