Man Suspected of South City Robberies Is Now Behind Bars

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It was one "hot" summer for Jerry Cooley, according to St. Louis police. - COURTESY OF SLMPD
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  • It was one "hot" summer for Jerry Cooley, according to St. Louis police.
State and federal prosecutors have charged 57-year-old Jerry Cooley, of south city, with multiple counts of robbery and armed criminal action for holding up a handful of St. Louis retailers, and one bank, last summer.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers arrested Cooley on Friday. They believe he's good for the following heists:


At the time the robberies occurred last year...

...the police department's media office said the suspect either made a purchase or a return before announcing the robberies to the cashiers. 

Cooley is now behind bars, without bond. 

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