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Authorities wait in line for accused serial bank robber

CORDELE, GA (WALB) - An update on Wayne Byrd who was captured last Friday in Jacksonville, Florida. He faces bank robbery charges in Georgia and Virginia and fugitive charges in Maryland, where he escaped from prison.

Investigators say he robbed that Cordele bank and the Colony Bank in Ashburn last Thursday morning. Cordele Police don't think Byrd will be brought to justice for the robberies in Georgia any time soon.

"He's 61 years old. So you're talking about an escape charge in Maryland, 3 banks in Virginina, and then he comes here. He's going to be close to 90 years old by the time he gets here," said Sergeant Jeremy Taylor of the Cordele PD.

Authorities believe Wayne Byrd was robbing banks with his son, but there have been no other arrests so far.

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