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Police: Simpsonville bank robber strikes again in St. Matthews

Det. Harvey Hunt Det. Harvey Hunt
Major Jason Rice Major Jason Rice

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Police believe a bank robber has struck again and it's all caught on camera. Last week officials released pictures of a suspect robbing a Shelby County bank, now police believe that same man got away with cash from a bank in St. Matthews.

"He appeared to be a pro at what he's doing," said Detective Harvey Hunt with St. Matthews Police Department.

Calm, cool, and collected, that's how law enforcement describes the man who is now linked to two bank robberies in the area. The most recent happened on Monday at American Founders Bank on Shelbyville Road in St. Matthews. Security cameras captured the suspect, wearing sunglasses to block his face, as he walked in and handed a note to a teller.

"The note says this is a robbery, don't push the panic button," said Hunt.

After reviewing surveillance, St. Matthews Police detectives figured out that this wasn't the first time the suspect was in the bank. Video from last Thursday shows him inside for a brief amount of time. 

"It's a good possibility that he was going to rob them at that point and then something either didn't look right to him and turned around walked out," said Hunt.

Later that day in the same black and white jacket, the man is caught on camera robbing Commonwealth Bank and Trust in Simpsonville.

"He did not display a weapon, he did not threaten to use a weapon that we are aware of, that doesn't mean that he wasn't armed," said Major Jason Rice with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

Both the Shelby County Sheriff's Office and St. Matthews Police say the man was seen leaving in a red pick-up truck.

"We do think that there was another individual involved based on some witness testimony that observed another person possibly in the getaway vehicle," said Rice.

The sheriff's office contacted the FBI and they were put in contact with other agencies working similar bank robberies, including one across the river in Jeffersonville.

If you recognized the man in the video, you are asked to call either the Shelby County Sheriff's Office at 502-893-9000 or St. Matthews Police at 502-633-4324. 

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