Deputies search for robber who hit 2 Orlando banks in 40 minutes

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Orange County detectives spent Saturday dusting for fingerprints and searching for clues to track down a possible serial robber.

Deputies connected him to two Fairwinds Credit Union robberies within 40 minutes of each other Saturday.

They said the Fairwinds Credit Union on Alafaya Trail was robbed around 10 a.m.

According to a report, a man walked into the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding money.

The clerk complied and gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robber then left the bank on foot and may have later jumped into an older model Honda Accord.

There were no customers inside the Credit Union at the time of the robbery and the teller was not injured.

Deputies said the robber was not armed.

Another Fairwinds Credit Union on Semoran Boulevard was robbed nearly 40 minutes later, according to deputies.

The robber in that case matched a similar description to the man involved in the first robbery.

Deputies said in the second robbery, the unarmed man also passed a note to the teller demanding cash and may have left in a Honda Accord.

“He came in, threatened the tellers with notes. In the notes he’s made implications that people will get hurt if they don’t comply,” said Detective Jason Sams.

Neil Murray banks at Fairwinds Credit Union. When he stopped by Saturday morning, he saw deputies and crime scene tape surrounding the Alafaya branch.

“Wow all at the same time? This is crazy,” he said.

Detectives believe the robber is the same person who was captured on surveillance video robbing a SunTrust bank on Tuesday.

“It appears that this suspect is desperate, is in need of money and will do anything to get that money,” Sams said.

Detectives believe the man drove away in a light blue car.

In one of Saturday’s robberies, witnesses said he wore a black wig, but in the other the man was describes as having a shaved head.

Detectives said they’ve seen enough to tie all three hits to one man.