Left, James William Brammer of Los Angeles was arrested January 23, 2010. He is the suspect in the armed robbery of Frazier Park Market on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010. Deputies say he is seen here after robbing a pizza parlor in the Santa Clarita area.
By Patric Hedlund and Gary Meyer
The suspect in the armed robbery of Frazier Park Market on January 6, 2010 is scheduled to appear in court on October 5 in Los Angeles County.
James William Brammer, who was released from prison in April 2009 after serving 18 years for armed robbery, was identified by people who knew him in Frazier Park after a surveillance video of the market robbery was run on the website of The Mountain Enterprise.
Brammer is suspected of at least 11 other similar robberies in the Los Angeles area. He will be tried on those before he is tried in Kern County. He’s being held on a bail of $2,990,000.
There is a “Hold Bail Amount” of $125,000 in Brammer’s file, in relation to Kern County’s desire to try him for the robbery of Frazier Park Market.
Sergeant Mark Brown of the Frazier Park substation said September 14, “We can’t try him until they are done with him. We have a robbery warrant in the system that notifies LA County to notify us when Mr. Brammer’s L.A. case has been adjudicated. We will then bring him up and try him in Kern County,” Brown said in an email interview September 14.
The Frazier Park robber was seen on video surveillance drawing a gun on a clerk. He then took the contents of the cash register. He was wearing a wig, false mustache and hat. As he left the store and went around the corner of the building, a witness saw him remove the mustache and wig
After a similar armed robbery of a pizza restaurant in Santa Clarita, a man was seen on a surveillance camera again removing a similar disguise. In a nearby 7-11 store a few minutes later, a clear surveillance photo was taken of a man identified as James Brammer.
“He’ll be arraigned 3 to 5 days after we bring him back to Kern County,” Brown said, adding that a Kern County prosecutor “probably won’t be assigned until the Kern County arraignment.”
This is part of the September 24, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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