Sacto 9-1-1
February 8, 2012
Roseville bank robber's 911 call led police to him

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A bank robber arrested Tuesday led Roseville police to himself unintentionally, officials said today.

Ogan Gencer, 20, is suspected of holding up a Wells Fargo bank branch on Sierra College Boulevard at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday.

However, he is also accused of calling 911 to report a fake emergency miles away 15 minutes before the holdup, during which the robber gave a teller a note indicating he had a gun.

In making a call to distract police, Gencer forgot a few things, according to Dee Dee Gunther, spokeswoman for the department.

He apparently didn't realize his 911 call would not only indicate his phone number, but his location at the time of the call.

In addition, the lack of other 911 calls about the purported emergency in a busy location made police dispatchers suspicious right away.

Although the bank robbery suspect was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash, police were able to use the 911 call to find Gencer in Folsom at about 6 p.m. Tuesday.

He is being held in Placer County Jail on $50,000 bail, on suspicion of robbery, burglary and making a false report of an emergency.


PHOTO CAPTION: Ogan Gencer

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