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Driver in 2016 holdup back in La Crosse County to face charges in that case



A suspect in a La Crosse robbery from five years ago has a hearing for that crime scheduled in court Wednesday.

Cobb Jr.

Robert Cobb, Jr., is accused of driving a van to and from a holdup at a title loan store on Rose Street in north La Crosse back in September of 2016. 

A second man, Damario Graham, was convicted of the actual armed robbery. 

Police said Graham and Cobb fled the state after the holdup. Graham was arrested a short time after the crime. 

Cobb was not arrested until January of 2020. The 39-year-old was not brought back to La Crosse until two weeks ago. 

Graham and Cobb apparently escaped to Illinois just after the robbery.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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