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Accused serial bank robber dubbed “Mr. Smooth” in custody

Salvador Abdul Jones
Salvador Abdul Jones(LMPD)
Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 10:55 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – A serial bank robber is now in police custody.

Salvador Abdul Jones, dubbed “Mr. Smooth” by LMPD Robbery Unit detectives, was taken into custody in Nashville on May 7.

Police said he robbed several Louisville banks from April 2 to May 5.

On May 5, Det. Ben Dean said Jones robbed a U.S. Bank on Brownsboro Road. During the robbery, police were able to identify his vehicle, which was found in downtown Louisville.

Dean said Jones got his nickname because every victim they interviewed said he had a cool, calm demeanor, never appeared overbearing or threatening and the way he would leave never seemed in a hurry. Dean said Jones used demand notes to rob the banks.

Dean said he was informed of his nickname while being interrogated and responded, “clearly I’m not that smooth because you all got me.”

Jones remains in custody in Nashville. He is facing four counts of robbery.

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