Southaven robber who targeted multiple banks on Goodman Road identified

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — A bank robber wanted for robbing two banks on Goodman Road has been identified by police.

Michael Walker Jr., 21, was charged with two counts of robbery and taken to the Desoto County Correctional Facility.

It all started Friday around 12:30 p.m. at the Bank Plus South in Southaven near Getwell Road and Goodman Road.

Employee said a young man possibly around 21 years of age came in and robbed the bank.

As officers were investigating, they received another robbery call from the SunTrust Bank further west on Goodman.

The same person had robbed that bank and then head south on Tchulahoma Road.

It was at that point, officers began watching other banks in the area.

Shortly before 3 p.m., a Desoto County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted a person matching the wanted man’s description in the parking lot of the Regions Bank at Swinnea and Goodman.

The individual was walking towards the front doors when he was taken into custody.