BOLIVAR -- A man wanted in the robbery of a bank in Bolivar is also considered a suspect in other robberies in other states according to police.
The man robbed the Huntington Bank in Bolivar in Tuscarawas County on October 3 escaping with nearly $3,000 in cash.
According to Bolivar Police Chief Randall Haugh Jr. the man's approach is consistent.
He wears a bullet proof vest and tells bank employees he has a gun, but the gun is not visible. The chief says the suspect casually walks into a bank around lunch and uses a deposit slip to write his demand note. Investigators say the suspect brings two manila envelopes to avoid a dye pack. The robberies take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes depending on the number of customers in the bank.
Haugh says investigators were able to lift prints from the demand note and are running them through Ohio's crime lab to identify the suspect.
The man in the Bolivar robbery is also wanted in a robbery October 9 in Charlotte, Michigan as well as a robbery in Tipp City, Ohio.
Authorities are also investigating to see if the same man is responsible for robberies in Wyoming and Illinois.
Chief Haugh says the man steals cars between robberies. He describes the suspect as "brazen" and describes him as a "serial bank robber."