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Bank Robbery Suspect Caught After Chase

Posted November 21, 2007
Updated November 22, 2007

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— Garner police charged a Wake County man late Wednesday with robbing a bank and leading them on a chase, and the FBI was called in to investigate whether there were connections with other heists.

The chaos began at about 2 p.m. at a Bank of America at 547 Benson Rd. when it was allegedly robbed at gunpoint. Police chased the suspect for several miles. The suspect's Dodge minivan hit a motorcycle before he ditched it, and ran inside a Domino’s Pizza distribution center in Greenfield Parkway, authorities said.

“It was an all around unsafe situation,” said Garner Police Sgt. Joe Binns.

After a search of the distribution center, the unarmed suspect was found. Samuel James Cooper, 30, surrendered to authorities. A gun and a stash of cash were recovered in the van.

Cooper was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony speeding to elude arrest. More charges are expected, authorities said.

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  • TheeRichard Nov 22, 2007

    "It was an all around unsafe situation" DUH.

  • thepeopleschamp Nov 21, 2007

    Great job catching the hoodlum! Where are all the LEO haters for this article? Not much the armchair quarterbacks and second guessers can say is there?

  • rstan Nov 21, 2007

    WTG Garner PD and Wake SO!

  • mramorak Nov 21, 2007

    i think that friends and family won't be getting their christmas presents.

  • ifcdirector Nov 21, 2007

    Wow. Wouldn't it be nice if the local and state police took other federal crimes, federal crimes that cost staggeringly higher death tolls on North Carolinians, more seriously like say.........the million illegal aliens walking all around them everyday. That would be a news story.

  • Garner_Parent Nov 21, 2007

    I bet it was the Nitogen, http://www.nitrofilltires.com, in the GPD tires that helped catch the individual!

    Hahaha.....

    Really, good job GPD!

  • ThePunisher Nov 21, 2007

    He's innocent until proven guilty! Pfffft. If he's so innocent what's he running for?

  • Jokers Wild II Nov 21, 2007

    Good job SHP and Garner PD, Another bad guy we have to feed a turkey dinner to!

  • whatelseisnew Nov 21, 2007

    Nice job. Way to go.

  • ANYWHO Nov 21, 2007

    YEP, I WOULD RATHER LIVE IN GARNER OR RALEIGH THAN IN DURHAM. AT LEAST WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN IN WAKE COUNTY, THEY GET CUGHT, UNLIKE DURHAM...

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