A former boxing champion has been indicted by a federal grand jury for robbing six banks, including a March 12 holdup at Wells Fargo on Hopyard Road in Pleasanton.
James Quindale Page, 42, of Pittsburg was indicted Thursday for taking $670 from that bank and five others in a four-month period.
Page, who was dubbed the button-down bandit, was indicted for a March 6 robbery at Case Bank, 1510 Palos Verdes Mall, Walnut Creek, where $1,856 was taken, the March 12 Pleasanton holdup, and a May 29 robbery at Bank of America, 2545 Main Street, Oakley, where $1,507 was taken.
He's also charged with three June robberies, a June 3 holdup at Chase Bank, 5747 Christie Avenue, Emeryville, where $7,033 was taken, a June 7 robbery at 3636 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, where $1,280 was taken, and a June 8 holdup at Wells Fargo, 3525 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, where $5,450 was taken.
The suspect in the Pleasanton holdup was described as having a Jamaican accent
The man entered the bank at about 11:10 a.m. and presented a note stating he was robbing the bank and demanded cash, police said. No weapon was displayed and no one was injured.
Page was nicknamed "Mighty Quinn" and turned pro in 1990. He beat Andrei Pestriaev in 1998 to win the World Boxing Association Welterweight title. He retired after losing a bout to Andrew Lewis in 2001.
December of that year, Page was arrested about 45 minutes after he robbed a Bank of America Branch in Atlanta when police said they saw his 1999 Cadillac, which he bought with his championship earnings, parked outside a bar four miles from the bank.
He had also tried to rob another bank earlier that day, and court records said he'd also robbed another Georgia bank a week earlier.
Page was arrested on the latest charges June 10, following an FBI investigation. He made his initial appearance in federal court in Oakland on June 13, 2013 and his next appearance is set for June 27.
He faces up to 20 years in prison for each count of robbery.