Man accused of robbing same Indiana bank 4 times

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Posted: Oct 19, 2010 4:12 PM
Man accused of robbing same Indiana bank 4 times

Authorities have arrested a man who they believe robbed the same South Bend bank branch four times since late August. Federal prosecutors allege that 42-year-old William Easley robbed the 1st Source Bank on Aug. 23, Sept. 10, Oct. 5 and Wednesday, taking about $14,000 in all.

The South Bend Tribune reported Easley surrendered at the St. Joseph County Jail early Saturday. A federal magistrate on Monday ordered him jailed until a preliminary hearing Thursday.

Authorities said that in each robbery the man entered the bank on the city's east side, brandishing what appeared to be a handgun. The robber wore a bandanna over his face, but tellers believed it was the same person.

A message seeking comment was left for Easley's defense attorney.

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Information from: South Bend Tribune, http://www.southbendtribune.com