U.S. Marshals arrest serial bank robber; roommate talks about arrest

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by Bryan Baker

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 2, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 6:35 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- U.S. Marshals in Louisville tracked down a suspected serial bank robber Wednesday afternoon and he's now in Louisville Metro Corrections.

LMPD released a surveillance picture of Robert Manley after they say he robbed the BB&T bank on Dixie Highway on Dec. 27. He had already allegedly robbed two other banks: the PNC Bank on Taylorsville Road on Dec. 20 and the Chase Bank at New LaGrange Road on Christmas Eve. Later he was accused of robbing the River City bank on Bardstown Road.

LMPD couldn't find him so they called in the U.S. Marshals around Christmas, who tracked Manley to the Millwood apartments on Huntington Park Drive off of Poplar Level Road. They arrested him there around 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say Manley was feeding a drug habit by robbing the banks. They say he didn't use a weapon but got away with money each time by handing bank tellers a note saying he had rigged explosives around the bank and that an accomplice was tracking police scanner traffic, which detectives say is not true.

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