Cash Horde Leads To CU RobberySuspect

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BEL ALTON, Md. - (09/13/04) -- One of two suspects in an August 21hold-up at Cedar Point FCU was arrested last week after heallegedly tried to buy a used car with $12,000 in cash stolenduring the heist. Cornelius Chase, 43, released from prison inFebruary, is believed to be one of two men who approached threecredit union employees opening the credit union for the day,ordered them inside at gunpoint, then forced them to open the safe.The two men made off with $150,000. After arresting Chase, policefound $48,000 in cash in the suspect's hotel room that they believewas stolen from the credit union. Police also learned Chase boughtanother car and paid for it with more than $8,000 incash.

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