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Serial bank robber connected to Riverdale incident

From Staff Reports

A man the FBI calls a serial bank robber is also a suspect in the robbery of a Riverdale bank.

Atlanta police arrested Clifton Stewart Harper, 47, around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in connection with the robbery of a Southtrust Bank on Cascade Road earlier in the day, according to FBI Special Agent Stephen Emmett. Harper has been connected to five other bank robberies in the Atlanta metro area including the May 6 robbery of a Bank of America on Jonesboro Road in Riverdale.

In the Wednesday robbery Harper was arrested after a short police chase. He has a previous conviction in federal court for bank robbery.