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* Antioch Police Arrest Samuel Hunter For Robbing U.S. Bank Branch Inside The Raley’s In 2008

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Antioch police today announced the arrest of a suspect in a cold case bank robbery that occurred in early 2008. A police detective kept a surveillance photo of the suspect over his desk for a year and a half before finally identifying and arresting the man last week, police said.The crime occurred on Jan. 28, 2008, when two men robbed the U.S. Bank branch inside the Raley’s supermarket on Lone Tree Way at gunpoint, police said.Shortly after the robbery, police arrested Slava McDonald, 20. He was later convicted and is serving a five-year prison sentence, police said.The second suspect, however, was only known as “Yella” and remained unidentified until Thursday, when the lead detective in the case ran into 28-year-old Samuel Hunter during an unrelated probation search, police said.The detective immediately recognized Hunter as same person pictured in the surveillance photo hanging above his desk and arrested him, police said.During an interview with police, Hunter confessed to the bank robbery, police said. He has since been charged with burglary and three counts of armed robbery,according to court records.He was scheduled to appear in Contra Costa County Superior Court this afternoon.

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