COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - The FBI now says it believes the bandit who held up a Century Bank Branch in Coldwater in August and a Southern Michigan Bank & Trust branch in Tekonsha early last month is a serial robber who may have been involved in up to eight stickups or attempted holdups dating back to the Fall of 2009.
The F-B-I is getting the word out that there is a $10,000 reward being offered for information leading to the arrest of the bandit. The investigation also includes Coldwater City Police, the Calhoun and Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Departments and the Michigan State Police.
Authorities say the first financial institution that was targeted was a bank in Manitou in Lenawee County on November 20th, 2009 and most recently the Southern Michigan Bank and Trust branch in Tekonsha on September Ninth.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, with an average build. He has worn vinyl Halloween masks, possibly Al Gore and Barack Obama as well as camouflage clothing during hunting season to disguise his appearance. His weapon of choice has been a black semi-automatic pistol. No injuries have been reported in the heists.
Witnesses have described his getaway vehicle as a white, four-door passenger car with a gray or black strip along the bottom. Anyone with information regarding these robberies is asked to call the FBI office in Kalamazoo at 269-9349-9607.