Two Arrested After U.S. Bank Robbery

By Lee Hermiston, The Gazette

A pair of Cedar Rapids residents have been arrested in connection with a Thursday afternoon bank robbery.

According to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, 21-year-old Bria Daudinot and 28-year-old Javon Dockery have been charged with first-degree robbery after allegedly robbing the U.S. Bank at 129 16th Ave. SW at 4:44 p.m. Daudinot and Dockery live together at 114 21st Street SW, but the extent of their relationship has not been specified by police.

Police said following the robbery, the suspects fled in a vehicle. That vehicle was located a short time later and police tried to pull the driver over. When the driver failed to stop, a pursuit began, police said.

Police said the chase ended when the driver hit another vehicle at the intersection of A Avenue and Seventh Street NE. The vehicle that was struck was occupied by KCRG-TV9 reporter Forrest Saunders and photojournalist Adam Sotello.

Daudinot and Dockery fled on foot, but were captured by officers after a foot pursuit, police said.

There were no injuries in the robbery or in the collision, police said.

In addition to the robbery charge, Daudinot also has been charged with eluding, leaving the scene of a traffic accident and several other traffic-related charges.

First-degree robbery is a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

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