Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Armed Bank Robbery Today in Cedar Rapids, IA // Photo of Suspect Released // Updated on 07/15/14: Bank Robbery Suspects Have Been Arrested!

(Originally written on 07/07/14): There was an armed bank robbery earlier today in nearby Cedar Rapids, IA. The suspect had a weapon when he robbed Guaranty Bank. This is the second bank robbery at this specific bank in just a few weeks

I've attached a pic of the suspect, pulled from media accounts. He is being described as "either a dark-skinned white man or light-skinned black man wearing a blue polo shirt with white pinstripes, blue jeans and a black cap." People with knowledge about this guy's identity are being asked to contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department at 319-286-5491 or Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-CS-CRIME.

Personally, I think the suspect totally looks like he's wearing blackface! I could be wrong. What do you think?

Updated on 07/15/14: There have been two arrests in connection with those two recent robberies throughout Cedar Rapids:
Cedar Rapids police and the FBI on Monday arrested two people in connection with a string of recent bank robberies. Investigators executed search warrants on three Cedar Rapids residences and a number of vehicles. As a result of those investigations, police arrested 25-year-old Damion Michael Broderick, of Cedar Rapids, and 22-year-old Timothy Lee Broderick, also of Cedar Rapids.
Remember what I wrote earlier about blackface?:

Damion Broderick faces six counts of second-degree robbery in connection to robberies committed on 04/28/14, 06/25/14, and 07/07/14. Timothy Broderick faces four counts of second-degree robbery in connection to robberies committed on 04/28/14 and 07/07/14.

It is always good to remind people that these two guys have only been accused of these crimes and have not been convicted.

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