A Conyers man arrested Thursday in the armed robbery of the SunTrust bank on Ga. Highway 138 had been convicted of a bank robbery in Covington in 2005.
James Cozine, 26, was found hiding in kudzu and overgrown vegetation at the end of Northlake Drive about an hour after the bank was robbed at 3:30 p.m. Cozine resisted arrest and was shot with a stun gun.
Conyers police reported that they found a black duffle bag next to Cozine that contained a white pillow case filled with loose and banded money, a sealed deposit bag, a black pellet gun designed to look like a semi-auto handgun, a dust mask, black and gray gloves, black sunglasses, and a beanie-style cap. All these items were used by the suspect during the robbery.
Cozine was interviewed and reportedly made a confession to police concerning the theft. He was charged with armed robbery and terroristic threats.
Cozine was arrested by Conyers Police in 2005 on a theft charge. Evidence found at the time led to his being charged and convicted of bank robbery in Covington.