SPRINGDALE, OH — A former Tampa Bay resident is accused of wearing a Hollywood-style mask to disguise his race while robbing five banks in Ohio.
Detectives say 30-year-old Conrad Zdzierak used a mask known as “The Player” to alter his appearance and make him look African-American.
Officers say the bank robber, known only as the “hairless” robber, targeted four banks and a CVS pharmacy in the span of three hours on April 9. Various police departments throughout Hamilton County were unable to catch the man because of his disguise.
“The suspect seen in the surveillance photographs and that we were looking for, we believed to be an African American male. The suspect was actually a male, white, who was wearing an elaborate disguise,” said Springdale Police Lieutenant Michael Mathis.