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Suspect in Bank of Hampton Roads armed robbery arrested

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Posted at 4:11 PM, Jul 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 11:19:11-04

Norfolk, Va. — Norfolk police and U.S. Marshals arrested a man wanted for the armed robbery of Bank of Hampton Roads that occurred July 3.

Jerry Cooper

Jerry Cooper

Shortly before 2 PM on July 3, Norfolk police responded to a commercial robbery alarm at the Bank of Hampton Roads, 4037 East Little Creek Road. Police confirmed that the bank was robbed, and released a photo and description of the bank robber.

Tips received from the public later led to Jerry Cooper being identified as the suspect, and he was wanted for the armed robbery. Warrants were obtained, charging Cooper with the following felonies: Entering bank armed with intent to commit larceny, robbery, use or display firearm in commission of a felony, and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

On Tuesday afternoon, investigators got information that Cooper was working at a location near Argonne Avenue and Cromwell Drive in Norfolk. Norfolk officers and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force responded to the location and took Cooper into custody without incident.

Cooper is currently being held at Norfolk City Jail.

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