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Carl Anthony Goodwin, serial bank robbery suspect, nabbed in Reading

US Marshals: Serial bank robber busted in Reading

READING, Pa. - A man wanted in the robberies of multiple banks in Philadelphia has been arrested in Reading, officials said Thursday.

The U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force captured Carl Anthony Goodwin at a home in the 400 block of Brookline Plaza around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, officials said.

Goodwin, 27, fled from a federal halfway house in Philadelphia in early June after serving time for two previous bank robberies, officials said.

Days later, on June 17, Goodwin robbed a Dunkin Donuts at 3705 Germantown Ave,, in Philadelphia, at gunpoint, officials said.

He's also a suspect in the subsequent robberies of five banks in the city in June and July 2013. Those robberies are as follows:

  • June 20: Citizens Bank, 6324 Stenton Ave., Philadelphia
  • June 21: Bank of America, 3745 Aramingo Ave., Philadelphia
  • June 24: Beneficial Bank, 5301 Chew St., Philadelphia
  • July 2: Citizens Bank, 6324 Stenton Ave., Philadelphia
  • July 8: Wells Fargo Bank, 800 block of East Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia

The U.S. Marshals credited numerous agencies for their involvement in Wednesday night's arrest and the five-week fugitive investigation, including the Berks County sheriff's office, Philadelphia police detectives and the FBI.


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