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Police: Former UNC student robs third bank while out on bond

Posted May 29, 2012

— A Chapel Hill man who was out on bond in connection with two bank robberies in November is accused of robbing a third bank earlier this month, police said Tuesday.

Gordon Miller Goodwin, 22, was arrested by a Federal Bureau of Investigation task force in Wake County last Friday. He was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and is being held under a $200,000 bond at the Wake County jail.

Chapel Hill police say Goodwin, wearing a yellow traffic vest, surgical face mask and red bandanna, walked into the Suntrust Bank inside the Harris Teeter at 1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. on May 19 and passed the teller a note demanding money. Goodwin then fled in a dark-colored vehicle.

At the time of the crime, he was out on bond on two common-law robbery charges from November. Police say that Goodwin, who was a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at the time, robbed a Suntrust Bank in Youngsville on Nov. 3 and Suntrust Bank in Apex on Nov. 7.

He surrendered on those charges Nov. 13 in Atlantic City, N.J., after his mother made a televised plea for him to turn himself over to authorities.


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  • not my real name May 30, 2012

    Go Big or Go HOME!

  • tightywhitey2 May 30, 2012

    Just look at the story under national news. College's bank deals saddle students with big fees. I guess he figured the bank is robbing me so I will just rob them back. robber robbing A robber.

  • FAN72 May 30, 2012

    If at first you don't succeed, ROB ROB again!

  • Duke _Nukem May 30, 2012

    Sounds like someone needs to take about a 25 year "vacation" to contemplate what he has done.

  • dwntwnboy May 30, 2012

    Man, those student loans must be getting out of hand!! LOL

  • SFSOLDIER May 30, 2012

    I love the "tough-guy" look in the mug shot. I'd like to see his 'war-face" when he gets to the big house!

  • makeitright May 30, 2012

    maybe the judges that keep letting offenders like this out on probation should be put on probabtion... who watches them anyway?

  • Starks a.k.a. Iron Man May 30, 2012

    Why does this repeat offender obviously thumbing his nose at the law get to keep getting the obligatory "mentally ill" card on here. oh! nevermind :(

  • I know some stuff May 30, 2012

    you guys are hilarious.
    In prison for the next 20 yrs? Doubt it, look at the track record of the 'system'.
    "Get the help he needs in prison"....ha ha, since when does that happen. Don't you read the news about all the repeat offenders?

  • fishon May 30, 2012

    Because that's where the money is?