A Royal Oak bank was the latest target of a "serial bank robber" who may have robbed a bank in Birmngham earlier this month.
Last Friday, a man entered the Citizen’s Bank at 800 S. Main St. in Royal Oak with a handgun and got away with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect matches the description of a masked man believed to have robbed several banks in the area, according to FBI spokesperson Simon Shaykhet.
Since December, five other banks in Oakland County, including the Comerica Bank in Birmingham, .
Police believe the same man to be behind a string of similar thefts at several other Royal Oak banks as well as banks in Madison Heights and Berkley.
FBI offers $2,500 reward
The FBI is offering a $2,500 cash reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the robber who officials say is a suspect the following nearby robberies.
- Dec. 20: PNC Bank, 28841 John R in Madison Heights
- Dec. 26: PNC Bank, 225 S. Main in Royal Oak
- Jan. 15: Charter One, 200 S. Main St. in Royal Oak
- Jan. 28: Charter One, 27897 Woodward Ave. in Berkley
- Feb. 8: Comerica Bank at 1712 W. Maple in Birmingham
The man may also have been involved in the Dec. 18 robbery of the 7-Eleven at 815 W. 11 Mile Road in Madison Heights, the FBI said.
The suspect is described as male between 5-feet 8-inches and 6-feet tall with a medium build, the FBI said. During the Birmingham robbery, he was described as wearing a black winter cap with a small brim, a black coat, black gloves and black shoes with a white sole. The robber also carried a black laptop style bag.
If you have any clues or tips, contact the FBI at 313-965-2323, Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAKUP (800-773-2587).