Power 1 Accused Robbers Will Face Federal Charges (PHOTOS)

By Emma Koch

Credit: Allen County Sheriff's Department

Nicole Andrews

April 17, 2013 Updated Dec 5, 2013 at 10:07 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- The three people arrested after the Power 1 Federal Credit Union armed robbery Monday will face federal charges.

Trey Jackson, 25, DeAngelo Copeland, 36 and Nicole Andrews, 35, are all charged with the forceful robbery of a credit union insured by the National Credit Union Administration.

Jackson and Copeland are also charged with using a firearm during a violent crime and Andrews is charged with aiding Copeland to prevent his arrest.

Police responded to reports of a robbery Power 1 Federal Credit Union Monday morning.

While on his way to the scene, an officer saw a man fitting the suspect's description hiding behind a cardboard box. When the officer stopped, the suspect took off running and the officer caught up with him and arrested him. A firearm was discovered on this suspect. Not long after that arrest, the second suspect was also taken into custody.

Police say one female employee was forced inside by two men, one of which was armed with a handgun just before the bank opened. Once inside the men saw another employee, pushed the woman down an tried to contain the second bank employee.

The woman was injured by the fall but managed to get herself into an office, locked the access and called 911. The robbers fled the scene with an unknown amount of cash.




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