Accused Bank Robber Faces Drug Charges

By Lee Hermiston, Reporter

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — One of the Cedar Rapids brothers accused of committing a series of bank robberies now faces several drug charges.

According to a Linn County Attorney’s Office complaint, 22-year-old Timothy L. Broderick has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, an Iowa drug tax stamp violation and possession of drug paraphernalia. The court documents state that when law enforcement served a search warrant at Broderick’s residence at 427 18th St. NW, officers found more than 100 grams of marijuana “intended for delivery.”

Broderick’s drug charges are in addition to four courts of second-degree robbery. His older brother, 25-year-old Damion Broderick, faces six counts of second-degree robbery.

Damion Broderick is accused of committing three robberies — one at the Edgewood Road branch of US Bank on April 28 and two at the Guaranty Bank on Jacolyn Drive, on June 25 and July 7. His younger brother is accused of assisting his brother during the April 28 and July 7 robberies “by purchasing items used in the robberies and/or driving the escape vehicle,” according to a separate criminal complaint relating to the bank robberies.

In the instances of the June 25 and July 7 robberies, the men face multiple counts because there were multiple bank employees threatened, according to police and criminal complaints.

In addition to Timothy Broderick’s residence, police said they served search warrants at two other residences and in three vehicles. Those resulted in the seizure of a replica handgun and cash, though police have not said if that was money taken from the banks.

There have been eight bank robberies in Cedar Rapids this year and three remain unsolved. Last week, 24-year-old Jacob A. Mack pleaded guilty to a federal charge relating to the May 2 robbery of the downtown branch of Hills Bank. Mack could face up to 20 years in prison for that offense.

Second-degree robbery is a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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