2 Men allegedly use fake submachine gun to rob Phoenix Chase bank

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Two men are in custody after allegedly using a fake submachine gun to hold up a Chase bank branch in Phoenix last week. By Catherine Holland Two men are in custody after allegedly using a fake submachine gun to hold up a Chase bank branch in Phoenix last week. By Catherine Holland
Paul Cooper (left) and Lynn Griffin Ivory were taken into custody without incident. By Catherine Holland Paul Cooper (left) and Lynn Griffin Ivory were taken into custody without incident. By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Two men are in custody after allegedly using a fake submachine gun to hold up a Chase bank branch in Phoenix last week.

It happened the afternoon of Thursday, June 10.

According to police, Lynn Griffin Ivory and Paul Cooper walked into the Chase bank at 42nd Avenue and Bell Road and pulled what appeared to be a submachine gun.

The two men approached the tellers and demanded cash, which the tellers gave them.

Ivory, 52, and Cooper, 39, then left the scene in a 1989 Buick LeSabre station wagon.

Police said a witness followed the men to a restaurant at 35th Avenue and Bell Road. Once there, Ivory and Cooper went inside and called a cab.

The cab picked them up, but was stopped by officers and Interstate 17 and Bell Road. Police took Ivory and Cooper into custody without further incident.

Investigators said they recovered the stolen money and the fake weapon , as well as other evidence.

Maricopa Animal Care and Control was called in to take care of Ivory's dog, which was with him in the cab when he was arrested.