‘Serial’ bank robber blamed in DH heist
By Dwayne Bremer
Apr 11, 2014, 22:02
Police are seeking information about this man, who allegedly robbed the Hancock Bank in Diamondhead on Thursday.
A man who allegedly robbed banks in Indiana and Illionis last month may be responsible for the robbery of the Hancock Bank in Diamondhead Thursday afternoon, authorities said Friday.
Hancock County Sheriff's Investigator Steve Saucier said Friday that deputies were notified of a bank robbery the Hancock Bank in Diamondhead about 4:56 p.m. Thursday.
Saucier said a male suspect walked into the bank, handed the teller a note, and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic man in his late '20s or early '30s. He had a medium build and was wearing a tan straw hat, Saucier said. He got into a silver Honda Accord with an Illinois tag (K66 5434) and left the area before police arrived, Saucier said.
The suspect did not display a weapon and nobody was harmed during the heist, Saucier said. The tag is a stolen plate from a Chrysler, Saucier said, and the tag and vehicle have been linked to at least two robberies in the midwest within the past 60 days.
In each of the robberies--one in Newton County In. and the other in Peotone Ill.--the description of the suspect and modus operandi of the robbery are similar to Thursday's heist. Saucier said anyone with information about the suspect or his vehicle can call central dispatch at 228-255-9191.