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Copely arrested for Princeton robberies

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PRINCETON (WVVA) -

Authorities make an arrest after a Princeton bank robbery.

Terry Copley was arrested Tuesday morning at 2:30.

An unknown source tipped off police.

Police then obtained a search warrant for Terry Copley's home.

Detective W. E. Rose of the Mercer County Sheriff's Office says they found clothing he was wearing at the time of the robbery in the home.

When they arrested Copley, detectives say he confessed to the robbery of City National Bank, as well as the robbery of Mignon Five on Blue Prince Road in Bluefield, West Virginia.

Copley is charged with Armed Robbery and Armed Robbery of a Bank.  The judge set his bond at $30,000.

Surveillance video showed how the bank robbery went down. It took the robber less than 30-seconds to make off with a bag full of cash.

The bandit walked in to the city national bank at the East River Plaza in Princeton with a semi-automatic hand gun.

He forced a woman to get down to the floor before demanding the teller to give him money.

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