Fed up with multiple heists, police put suspect’s face on billboards

The FBI is searching for this suspect, who they say has robbed at least 10 banks throughout the South.
He has been captured by bank surveillance cameras in eight states, sneering and holding a pistol sideways during heists.

Now authorities hope to catch the serial bank robber by plastering his image on electronic billboards throughout the South. The FBI is searching for the suspect, who they say has robbed at least 10 banks in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The brazen bandit has been captured in surveillance footage sporting the same close-cropped hairstyle and goatee in many of the holdups. He does not seem to make any effort to cover his face and sometimes is seen aiming a handgun sideways, showing his tattoos on both forearms as he gestures at bank employees. The FBI has mapped the bank robber’s path on a map that crisscrosses the southern United States. The billboard that went up Monday roughly follows the path that bank robber took, the FBI said. His odyssey has spanned more than 600 miles north, from Charleston, South Carolina, to Louisville, Kentucky, and about 500 miles east, from Knoxville, Tennessee, to Edenton, North Carolina. Several of the robberies have been in past several months. The suspect is described as white, about 25 years old, 5 feet 9 to 5 feet 11, 170 to 175 pounds. He has short, reddish-brown hair and an unshaven goatee, the FBI said. The bureau asks anybody who knows the bank robber to call 423-282-8090.