Friday, February 01, 2002

Police link suspect to three bank heists

By Jane Prendergast
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Police say they have identified another serial bank robber at work in the Tristate — a man linked to three robberies and suspected in two more.

        Investigators say they made the connection because the man has handed tellers notes with similar misspellings. He also has worn similar clothing — dark pants, dark bubble coat, dark skull cap.

        Cincinnati and Forest Park police want him for three robberies:

        • Jan. 23 at Hamilton County School Employees Credit Union in College Hill.

        • Jan. 24 at at Franklin Savings and Loan in Forest Park.

        • Tuesday at Provident Bank in Hyde Park.

        The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office also thinks he might be the man who robbed the Huntington Bank in Colerain Township on Saturday and the PNC Bank in Sycamore Township on Thursday.1

        He specifies which bills he wants, said Cincinnati Detective Rob Heinlein, but never shows a weapon.

        He is described as between 5-feet-9 and 6 feet tall with a medium build. Investigators ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.


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