DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Authorities say they know of at least four banks in three states hit by the same suspect. One of the four banks is in Harrison Township. It was robbed August 16.
Investigators believe he's from Indianapolis given something that has consistently shown up on photos taken at the banks hit. They don't want to say more and jeopardize the investigation. They say he points a gun and makes demands verbally.
2 NEWS Investigates found out that the wanted man might be tied to other bank robberies that occurred in the Dayton area in the last two years.
FBI Special Agent Michael Bush said the suspect's recent spree started July 19 in Tell City, Indiana. Then, two weeks later, he hit a bank in Danville, Illinois. Then came the Harrison Township bank robbery, and just two days ago a bank in Athens was robbed.
Bush said the robberies seem to be across Interstate-70 from St. Louis to Pittsburgh. He told 2 NEWS Investigates officers in various states have been told to keep an eye out for the man. Unfortunately, there's not one vehicle to track. Chances are he's used stolen vehicles.
Pam Elliot asked, "With all the investigators on this now and the technology, how can he keep getting away?"
Bush responded, "Well he won't, eventually we'll catch him."
"They could do six, eight bank robberies before they get caught if they're not from the area because you know after a bank robbery here in Dayton we contact you and press the media the pictures are on very quickly.
One of the clues for me is if I get no calls that night, the guy's from somewhere outside the area."
Take a look at the photos of the man suspected and see if you can help. If so, call your local law enforcement agency.
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