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Man charged in Lexington bank robberies is arrested in Georgia

A man wanted in two recent Lexington bank robberies has been arrested in Georgia, according to media reports.

Federal authorities and Dawson County, Ga., officers arrested Cody Arnett, 29, on Monday in connection with the Lexington robberies and a Kroger supermarket robbery in Georgia, the Dawsonville Advertiser reported.

Lexington police previously had charged Arnett with two counts of first-degree bank robbery in connection with holdups at the People's Exchange Bank on Nov. 25 and United Bank on Dec. 16.

Georgia authorities alleged that Arnett robbed the Dawsonville Kroger store on Dec. 1, taking $300 in cash and $100 worth of cigarettes, according to the Dawsonville Advertiser,

Capt. Tony Wooten of the Dawson County Sheriff's office told the Advertiser that federal marshals joined in arresting Arnett on Monday because he was a suspect in the Lexington bank robberies.

At United Bank on Harrodsburg Road, a man entered the bank wearing a ski mask and dark-colored clothing, and demanded money about 2 p.m. Dec. 16. After receiving the money, the man ran toward Arrowhead Drive.

Officers received a description of a possible getaway vehicle, a red Toyota Tacoma with Kentucky license plate 605BHA. The truck was eventually stopped on New Circle and Harrodsburg roads; however, the driver sped away, police said.

On Nov, 25, a man entered People's Exchange Bank at 3101 Clays Mill Road with a note and demanded money, witnesses told police. After getting the money, the man ran away.

Police have not said how much money was taken in the two holdups.

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