Bank suspect who fled police is recaptured

April 13, 1996|By John Rivera | John Rivera,SUN STAFF

A bank robbery suspect who escaped police custody last month was arrested in Canton yesterday by two Southeastern District police officers.

Police said they believe that Thomas Y. Hooper, 45, of the 2900 block of Goodnow Road may have committed two more bank robberies after his escape. He was charged by federal authorities with six bank robberies and one count of escaping from custody.

Mr. Hooper was arrested March 26 on charges of holding up four banks on Harford Road, but he slipped out of police headquarters after being interrogated.

Southeastern District officers were alerted by someone in the Provident Bank on O'Donnell St. yesterday that a man fitting Mr. Hooper's description was in the neighborhood. Police arrested Mr. Hooper about 2: 45 p.m.

Pub Date: 4/13/96

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