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September trial planned for accused getaway driver in 2016 holdup



An alleged getaway driver who avoided arrest for three years after an armed robbery is finally scheduled for trial in La Crosse this fall. 

Cobb Jr.

Robert Cobb was supposed to be tried this week for his reported role in a September, 2016 holdup at a title loan office on Rose Street in north La Crosse.  Now, the trial is set for the last week of September, around the 6th anniversary of the crime. 

Cobb and the man eventually convicted of the robbery, Damario Graham, went to northern Illinois after the holdup.  Cobb stayed there, and was living in Rockford when he was captured in 2020. He was brought back to La Crosse County a few months later.

Cobb has a two-day trial starting Sept. 26, on a charge of being a party to armed robbery.  Security video in the area near the robbery scene linked Cobb to the getaway vehicle.

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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