Police: Soldiers planned bank heist

November 30, 2008 9:00:00 PM PST
Police say three Fort Bragg soldiers and a housewife are charged with plotting to rob a bank. The group was arrested Friday.Warrants say 20-year-old Prielinson Andre Conner, 22-year-old Justin Lee "Fluffy" Roberson, and 20-year-old Louis Edward "Rod" Rodriguez are all charged with conspiracy along with 19-year-old Tajia Renee Conner. Bail was set at $10,000 each. The men are assigned to the 101st Chemical Company at Fort Bragg.

They apparently planned to hold up the Fort Sill National Bank on Yadkin Road.

The FBI was already investigating the Conners in other bank robberies. The couple lives with Roberson at an address on Rim Road. Rodriguez lives on base.

Fort Bragg spokesperson Tom McCollum confirmed Monday that Fort Bragg is cooperating with Fayetteville Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies in the matter.


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