Surveillance cameras caught images of the suspect (Photo: Fort Mitchell Police)
(PHOTO: Covington PD)
(PHOTO: Erlanger PD)
FORT MITCHELL, KY (FOX19) -
Covington Police announced Thursday night the Northern Kentucky serial bank robbery suspect was captured.
Police say the suspect, Zachary Prince, allegedly robbed three banks in the past week. He is charged with first degree robbery.
Prince was arrested at his home on May Street after Erlanger Sgt. John Sterling decided to make one last stop at a nearby address because of a tip investigators received.
Sterling's personal camera was rolling during the arrest. The video shows Prince's silver car, which matched the description of the suspected robber, with the same Ohio plates.
Video shows Sterling's car following Prince to his May St. home. Sterling got Prince out of the car and immediately put him in handcuffs.
Officials say Prince robbed the Fifth Third Bank on Brent Spence Square in Covington around 4:30 p.m. Thursday night. Prince allegedly fled on foot after receiving an undisclosed amount of money.
No weapon was displayed in the incident, according to police.
On Wednesday, police responded to the robbery at the U.S. Bank inside Remke grocery store on Dixie Highway, at around 11:20 a.m.
Officials described Prince as a male white, late 40s to early 50s, 6-feet tall, thin to medium build and clean shaven. He was last seen wearing a gray ski cap, sunglasses, a black jacket, blue jeans and black shoes.
Prince allegedly fled the seen in what was described by witnesses as a late 90s to early 2000s Chevrolet Malibu faded silver or gray in color with Ohio tags. His vehicle was last seen turning onto Orphanage Road towards Dixie Highway.
According to court records in Ohio and Kentucky, Prince only had traffic violations on his record.
His bond was set at $300,000 in a Kenton County court appearance Friday.