WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Two states, four banks and one man accused of being behind it all.
Ronald Corbin is charged in four separate bank robberies as of Wednesday and it all started right here in Lafayette, according to police.
Corbin and Christepher Clemons have charged with robbing two banks in Lafayette and a third in Frankfort.
The robberies started last fall, with Corbin acting as the robber and Clemons as the getaway driver, according to prosecutors.
Lieutenant Brad Hayworth of the Lafayette Police Department told WLFI last year about how Corbin allegedly committed one of the robberies.
"The suspect displayed a small chrome or silver handgun, told the teller to hand him the money and then left the bank," Lieutenant Hayworth said in an interview last fall.
Corbin posted bond in both cases, but was arrested Tuesday in Urbana, Illinois. Prosecutors say Corbin robbed Illinois Central Bank and drove away with Dennis Gallivan, also of Lafayette.
Both were charged yesterday with one count of armed bank robbery in federal court in Illinois.
Corbin's trial in Lafayette is scheduled for Oct. 7, but the FBI is looking into his possible connection to two other bank robberies in Illinois and four in Ohio.
Agents from Illinois, Indiana and Ohio have been sharing evidence to see if Corbin may have robbed any other banks.
Supervisory Senior Resident Agent with the FBI Eric Thomas said recalling old evidence is important to their investigation.
"We will check video footage from the banks here to see if there is any additional information we can gain from that as well as witness interviews," said Agent Thomas, who was reached by phone in his Dayton, Ohio office.
Agent Thomas said it all adds up to putting together a larger picture of the suspected serial bank robber.
"We'll just basically try to piece it together to see what kind of evidence we have to determine whether or not Mr. Corbin is the person responsible for our bank robberies as well," said Agent Thomas.
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