On Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at approximately 10:00 A.M. in the area of Check into Cash at 2744 University Avenue, Officers of the Waterloo Police Department initiated a felony traffic stop on a vehicle. A tip was received that an armed robbery was going to be committed at a local business. Surveillance teams were set up at numerous locations in the area and the suspect vehicle arrived at this location. During the traffic stop a semi-automatic handgun was located in the vehicle along with duct tape, face masks and rope. Suspects in the vehicle were taken into custody and subsequently admitted to planning to commit a robbery at the Check into Cash.

The following suspects were charged in Black Hawk County District Court with Conspiracy to Commit a Forcible Felony, Carrying Weapons and Going Armed with Intent.

Brian Bennett (age 20) of Waterloo
Preston Brown (Age 20) of Waterloo
Patrick Sumerall Jr. (age 21) of Waterloo
Cody Carson (age 19), of Evansdale

Captain Dave Mohlis
Investigations Division Commander
Waterloo Police Department

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