PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Sydne Jones, Career Criminal Prosecution Unit
Alvon Surrell was convicted by a jury of four counts of robbery. The jury also found true allegations that Surrell personally used a firearm in the commission of the robberies, and that he suffered two prior strike convictions for robbery.
On March 17, 2016, Alvon Surrell entered a bank in Antelope. Surrell pulled a gun from his backpack, pointed it at the teller and demanded she give him the money in her cash drawer. Surrell then ordered the victim to go to the bank vault before fleeing with approximately $4,600. On March 26, 2016, Surrell returned to the same bank and robbed another teller at gunpoint. As Surrell was leaving the bank, he ordered another bank employee to go into the back room before fleeing with approximately $975. On April 9, 2016, Surrell entered a Walgreens in Antelope, pointed a gun at an employee and ordered the victim to give him money from the store safe. Surrell fled the store with approximately $4,500. On April 22, 2016, Surrell entered a Walgreens in North Highlands. He again pointed a gun at an employee and ordered the victim to give him money from the store safe. Surrell fled the store with approximately $4,500.
Surrell will be sentenced under California’s Three Strikes Law and faces a maximum sentence of 120 years to life in prison. Sentencing is set for June 21, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 36 before the Honorable Stephen Acquisto.