So-called Granddad Bandit strikes in Mobile

MOBILE, AL (AP) - A man suspected in 21 bank robberies in a dozen states struck for a second time in Mobile Friday.

The man has been dubbed the "Granddad Bandit," and FBI officials say he's believed to have struck banks in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Virginia, Michigan and New York.

Friday, Mobile police spokesman Officer Christopher Levy says the man walked into Hancock Bank at 2110 Demetropolis Road and demanded money in a note. Authorities say the teller complied and the man fled on foot.

According to the FBI, the bandit began his robbery spree on Jan. 16, 2009 in Mobile, when he took money from a teller at the Whitney National Bank on South Royal Street.

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