From today’s Sentinel:
Bank robbery suspects caught
By Winston Jones
Staff Writer
Two suspects, wanted in connection with last Friday’s robbery of Sun Trust Bank on Fairburn Road, have been arrested in St. Tammany Parish, Louisana.

The suspects were arrested about 2:30 a.m. in a hotel by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Department. They are being held in the county jail in the parish seat of Covington, located in the eastern end of the state near the Mississippi border.

“Investigators from the Douglasville Police Department and the city-county Major Case Unit left for Louisiana Monday morning,” said Sgt. Leland Hester of the Major Case Unit.

Hester said the investigators were due to arrive Monday afternoon to interview the suspects and seek extradition back to Douglas County to stand trial.

Authorities had not released the two suspects’ names by the Sentinel deadline Monday afternoon.

According to police reports, a white, male suspect entered the Sun Trust Bank on Fairburn Road at Cherokee Drive about 10 a.m. Friday. He presented a note to the teller but did not show a weapon, according to Douglasville Deputy Police Chief Chris Womack. The robber then escaped on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. No injuries were reported in the holdup.

“Bank security saw him exit on foot toward the motel area,” Womack said. “Witnesses in the area saw him run through the Motel 8 parking lot.”

Evidence recovered from a motel room search and images from the bank’s security camera helped police identify the two suspects and track them to Louisiana.

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