Breaking: Police Arrest Serial Bank Robber Suspect

South Florida cops have been looking for the rotten-toothed bandit for a month. Fort Lauderdale Police spokesman Frank Sousa says officers believe they found their man: a man arrested this morning, suspected of robbing the Wachovia Bank at 4875 N Federal Hwy. The suspect fits the description of the five other unsolved bank robberies.

Sousa said that the arrest was a case of a few cops "being in the right place at the right time." When the call first came of a bank robbery, Sousa says, "Undercover units were working in the area, took the call, and they were only a few blocks away. They spotted a person who fit the description exiting the bank, and they were able to take the suspect into custody."

UPDATE: Fort Lauderdale PD has identified the suspect as 47-year-old Alan Weller.

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