OAKLAND COUNTY (WXYZ) - "He's got a plan and he's pretty bold," says Royal Oak shopper Pat Ebbinghaus about the suspected serial bank robber who struck again Friday morning.
Royal Oak Police say around 10 a.m. the armed robber walked into the Citizens Bank at the corner of Main Street and Lincoln Avenue and, at gunpoint, demanded cash from a teller before escaping on foot.
This is the third bank he's targeted on Royal Oak's Main Street in the downtown area.
FBI agents believe the same man is also responsible for bank robberies in Birmingham, Berkley and Madison Heights that began in December.
The armed robber conceals his face but descriptions from multiple holdups describe him as a black male, medium build, approximately 5’8” – 5’9”, wearing a black winter cap with a small brim, a black coat, black gloves and black shoes with a white sole. At least in one case, he wore dark-colored snow pants.
Investigators say he also carries a black laptop style bag.
The FBI is offering a $2,500 reward in the case. Anyone with information is urged to call the FBI at (313) 965-2323 or their local police department.
So far, no injuries have been reported in any of the robberies.
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