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Bank robbery suspect who stole Uber vehicle arrested in Minnesota, police say

22-year-old Javier Rafael Camacho-Cepeda of Bradenton, Fla. was stopped and arrested in Lake County, Minn., after robbing a bank and stealing an Uber in Des Moines.

DES MOINES, Iowa — A Florida man who robbed a Des Moines bank Wednesday before stealing an Uber vehicle has been arrested in Minnesota, according to a Des Moines Police Department press release.

The suspect, later identified as 22-year-old Javier Rafael Camacho-Cepeda of Bradenton, Fla., allegedly took an Uber to the Chase Bank on 6100 block of SE 14th Street, flashed a handgun during the robbery and left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

From there, Camacho-Cepeda got back in the Uber and fled the scene. Police say he then carjacked the Uber while they were stopped at the 3200 block of SE 14th Street, with the Uber driver reporting the car as stolen around 11:50 a.m. 

Police believe the suspect then headed north on I-35. 

The suspect was stopped and taken into custody at approximately 5:56 p.m. in Lake County, Minn, police say. A handgun and cash were recovered from the vehicle. 

Camacho-Cepeda is in custody at the Lake County Sheriff's Office Jail on two counts of robbery.

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