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Suspect charged with May 19 robbery of bank may be former UNC student


Gordon Goodwin, 23, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the May 19 robbery of a SunTrust bank on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

A man charged with robbing a SunTrust Bank in Chapel Hill may be the former UNC student who also robbed a SunTrust in Apex last November.

Gordon Goodwin, 22, of Chapel Hill has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to Chapel Hill police reports. He is accused of robbing the SunTrust Bank inside the Harris Teeter supermarket at 1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Goodwin was arrested Friday by Federal Bureau of Investigation Task Force members in Wake County. He is being held on $200,000 bail in the Wake County Jail.

Chapel Hill Sgt. Joshua Mecimore said he believes Goodwin is the former UNC student, Gordon Miller Goodwin, who was charged in November with robbing a SunTrust Bank inside the Kroger supermarket off U.S. Highway 64, though he could not verify Goodwin’s identity.

Mecimore said both Goodwins have the same date of birth, address, middle name and modus operandi.

On May 19, Goodwin allegedly entered the SunTrust bank inside the Harris Teeter and gave the teller a note demanding money. He did not display a weapon and then allegedly left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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