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Bicycling bandit charged in two Holland heists
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HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- An Ottawa County man police say robbed a Macatawa Bank branch and a Meijer store in Holland, making his escape on a bicycle, has been indicted for the mid-September robberies.

Cornelius Cook-Bey is charged with armed bank robbery for the heist at 699 E. 16th Street which netted $1,295.

He is also charged with interference with commerce for a Sept. 18 robbery at the Meijer store, 746 East 16th Street in which $2,434 was taken.

The suspect was wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans with a design on the pocket and sunglasses. He fled north on a bicycle on Waverly Road.

In the Meijer robbery, police say Cook-Bey walked up to the customer service desk, implied he had a weapon and presented a note demanding money.

As was the case in the bank robbery, he fled north on a bicycle on Waverly Road, witnesses told police.

Police identified Cook-Bey, 59, as a suspect and searched a home on East 13th Street. He was arrested within hours of the Meijer robbery.

Cook-Bey was initially charged in Ottawa County for the heists; the federal indictments were filed on Thursday.


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