UNC student accused in bank robbery arrested again

A surveillance photo of an alleged bank robber taken at the SunTrust branch inside a Kroger supermarket 940 US Highway 64 on November 7. (Image courtesy Apex Police Department)
November 23, 2011 10:12:30 AM PST
Police say a UNC student accused of robbing a bank in Apex has been arrested again in connection with another bank robbery.

The Wake County Jail said Gordon Goodwin was taken in to custody around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

His arrest stems from common law robbery charges in connection with a Nov. 3 robbery at a SunTrust Bank in Youngsville.

Authorities in Franklin County said they had been searching for Goodwin after they compared their robbery surveillance photos with surveillance photos of a Nov. 7 robbery at a SunTrust branch inside a Kroger grocery in Apex.

Detectives said Goodwin walked into the bank on Nov. 7 and handed a teller a note demanding money. The robber in Youngsville had a similar note with the same instructions.

Atlantic City police picked up the 22-year-old in the lobby of the Borgata Casino Hotel and Spa on Nov.11. He was later transported back to North Carolina, where he was released on bond.

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