• Investigators work to find new leads to catch serial bank robber


    ORLANDO, Fla. - The FBI unveiled billboards Friday to try to generate clues to help find and arrest a serial bank robber.

    The man has hit up to nine TD Banks in Florida cities since December.

    Detectives said the man uses glasses and a hat during the robberies, which have happened in Longwood, Orlando, Melbourne and Port Orange.

    Detectives said he's also hit places as far south as the Fort Lauderdale area.

    “The most consistent articles have been glasses and a hat,” said Robert Geeslin with the FBI.

    Officials said part of the reason it's been difficult to catch the robber is because he's been hitting random locations throughout the state and doesn't draw a lot of attention to himself.

    During the robberies, the man implies he has a weapon, but has never pulled one out or hurt anyone. Officers said he would slide notes to bank clerks.

    In several of the robberies, the man has dressed in a business suit or as a construction worker, and even had what appeared to be a fake goatee in one instance.

    "We believe that he is going to be caught, because he obviously has become very brazen and confident in his ability to walk in and feel that he walks in and walks out unnoticed," Gleeslin said.

    Investigators said the case could have easily slipped through the cracks since nine different law enforcement agencies are involved, which can be difficult to all get on the same page.

    "We believe there is someone out here who knows who this person is," said Sgt. Jim Young of the Orlando Police Department. “He resembles the lead character in ‘Breaking Bad’ due to some of the disguises that he’s wearing.”

    The billboards were placed along Interstate 4 from Tampa through the Orlando area.

    Investigators said they're really hoping someone helps locate the robber and expect the addition of the electronic signs to be a big help with the investigation.

    CrimeLine is offering an $8,000 reward.

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