Cops arrest bank robbery suspect within minutes by following footprints in the snow that led straight to a dumpster where he was hiding
- Colione Coker, 18, was arrested after hiding in a dumpster in a parking lot
- Coker, along with a 16-year-old boy, allegedly robbed a branch of U.S. Bank in Garfield Heights, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, just minutes earlier
- Police received a good description of the car the men were travelling in
- When one suspect made a run for it, cops simply followed the footprints
- They found Coker hiding in the dumpster and he was arrested on the spot
- A gun and a backpack containing the stolen money was also recovered
An alleged bank robber was caught hiding in a dumpster after cops followed his footprints in the snow.
Body cam footage shows the exact moment Ohio police lifted the lid of the garbage bin to find 18-year-old Colione Coker sitting inside.
Ten minutes earlier, Coker, along with a 16-year-old accomplice are alleged to have robbed a branch of U.S. Bank in Garfield Heights, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.
Garfield Heights Police Chief Bob Byrne said that it was good old fashioned detective work that helped bring the suspects to justice so swiftly.
An alleged robber can be seen making a run for it and heading straight into a dumpster
Surveillance footage picked up the man tumbling inside in order to get away from police
Police simply followed the man’s footprints which led right up to the dumpster
Video courtesy Fox 8 Cleveland
A witness first provided a good description of the vehicle the suspects were riding in.
After that, police only had to follow the footprints to see where the suspects went.
‘Getting that accurate information so quickly really helped our officers,’ Chief Byrne said to Fox 8.
‘In seven minutes, we had two suspects in custody, we recovered the gun, we recovered the money and the vehicle used,’ the chief Byrne said.
Two police officers walked up to the dumpster with their weapons drawn
Colione Coker, 18, was arrested after hiding in the dumpster in a parking lot
They found Coker hiding in the dumpster and he was arrested on the spot
The chief said he is extremely proud with his officers for how things turned out.
‘Nobody was hurt, there was no property damage, and in police work, that’s a good day.’
Police ended followed the car until it stopped when one of the two suspects made a run for it.
Surveillance footage also captured the moment the alleged robber was finally apprehended
Garfield Heights Police Chief Bob Byrne, pictured, said that it was good old fashioned detective work that helped bring the suspects to justice so swiftly
The 16-year-old male passenger was arrested and Coker was caught a few minutes later after police followed the fresh footprints that led cops straight up to the trash bin.
His backpack containing the stolen money along with the gun used in the alleged robbery were all found nearby.
Coker pleaded not guilty when he appeared in court on Tuesday and is being held on $100,000 bond.
Coker faces felony charges, including aggravated robbery while his 16-year-old accomplice is currently at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center.