Authorities said they believe the man who robbed a southeast Charlotte bank Friday afternoon is the same suspect who has robbed three other area banks since June.
Fridays robbery was the first time the man reportedly showed a weapon. Now, authorities are offering rewards totaling $6,000 for information that leads to his arrest.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the suspect entered the BB&T branch on Sardis Road North at the Galleria Shopping Center just after 1 p.m.
Surveillance images released by police apparently show the man entering the bank wearing sunglasses and carrying a black bag. He wore dark pants and a black-and-white plaid collared shirt.
Investigators said they believe the man is responsible for a string of local bank robberies that began on June 11 at the SunTrust branch in the Galleria Shopping Center. On that day, a man wearing a gray hooded jacket and carrying a Bed Bath & Beyond bag robbed the bank around 9:45 a.m., authorities said.
On July 20, the same SunTrust was robbed by a suspect with a similar description but who wore a green and white jacket and an orange knit hat.
Authorities said the man struck again Monday afternoon at the BB&T branch on West Arbors Drive, just off West Mallard Creek Church Road. The FBI said the suspect wore dark pants and a black and white plaid shirt an outfit similar to the one worn by the suspect in Fridays robbery.
Authorities have not said how much money was stolen in the robberies.
The FBI said the suspect has been described as a black man in his 40s. Hes bald, has a thin build and is between 5-foot-10 and 6 feet tall.
Anyone with information about the man is asked to call Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or FBI Charlotte at 704-672-6100.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information about him. Tipsters can remain anonymous.
On Friday night, the FBI announced it is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the suspects arrest and prosecution.