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The FBI is hunting for a serial bank robber they've nicknamed the bear -- bandit because he often sports a jacket with a logo of the university of Cincinnati Bearcats.
This guy's been terrorizing banks in North Carolina his latest hit three banks on Tuesday.
It is -- the -- -- -- hands a note to the teller threatening to blow up the building if he doesn't get the money.
Joining us now on the phone Clyde deal deputy chief of police for the Hickory, North Carolina police department one of the banks that was -- Tuesday.
Is in his city but there are pictures of this guy and despite the ball cap -- sunglasses.
It's pretty easy to identify the faces and it.
Yes it is.
Very very distinctive and have you gotten any leads.
At this point we're working lift the if they.
Several ways that have come in but we're continuing to look for additional leads and information the beard looks to be real -- isn't some -- glued on as it.
Now -- from all indications from what we had in the one and our city everything indicates that that's the actual -- beard and not not something that was attached it it.
From what -- read most of these banks who were robbed were very close by interstate forty do you think that this is somebody who maybe is just traveling up and down the interstate not necessarily someone -- local to your city.
That's right now is is what we would.
Believe due to the locations of the previous bank should be to the fact that we've not gotten a lot of political.
On tips with anybody indicating that they recognize the gap from -- having been from this period has he shown a weapon.
Not a -- that I'm aware of and certainly did not -- -- the the night was the only thing they predation detail.
All right so all what are you what are you telling people who might have tips or information to do.
-- anybody's getting information should contact.
-- -- recourse when -- -- we should contact secret police informant.
They Q8 23 -- late pop pop up once or they can contact the North Carolina if the -- 754.
-- right we just -- that number up on our screen and we'll certainly put it on -- happening now blog thanks very much for being with us if at least the good news is I guess.
That he hasn't got violent in any of these bank robbery so far -- deal the deputy chief in Hickory, North Carolina thank you.
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