Serial bank robber caught in Florida

Serial bank robber caught in Florida

Tampa, FL - Wayne Byrd, who is suspected in numerous bank robberies in Virginia, and Thursday in Cordele and Ashburn, was arrested today in Tampa, Florida.

Officials believed early that he has been working with his son, who was not named, to rob banks.

Thursday afternoon, Cordele Police said that the person of interest in the robbery of the Regions bank is Byrd, 61. He is the same person suspected of robbing the Colony Bank in Ashburn, as well as other banks in several states.

Wayne Byrd has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 1970. An 1991 article from the Baltimore Sun says Byrd escaped from the Baltimore City Jail while he was serving time for committing bank robberies.

After he escaped. he robbed another bank.

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