Shreveport suspect arrested in Subway armed robberies

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 9:42am

A Shreveport man is accused of several armed robberies at a local restaurant chain in west Shreveport last month.

On Sunday, at 5:00 a.m., Corey Cooper 30, of Shreveport, was taken into custody after officers received a call from a person who saw a prowler dressed in all dark clothing lurking from yard to yard looking into cars with a flash light on the 4900 block of Durham Place.

When Shreveport police officers made it to the area, they discovered a man, later identified as Cooper, dressed in a dark hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans walking out of a yard. Cooper was detained and found to be in possession of a handgun which bore an etched out serial number.

The alleged thief was also wanted on traffic charges in Bossier City. He was then arrested and booked into the Shreveport City Jail for illegal carrying of weapons, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and as a fugitive.

Detectives were successful in linking Cooper to multiple armed robberies at a Subway restaurants located in the 3700 block of Greenwood Road back on November 3rd and 10th of this year.

During those robberies, the robber entered the business with a handgun and demanded money from the cash register. In each case, the suspect ran from the business after making off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Cooper was additionally charged with two counts of armed robbery.



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