White bank robber Conrad Zdzierak nabbed wearing black man mask

Updated: 26 Apr 2010
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Conrad Zdzierak

Conrad Zdzierak charged in six robberies across southern Ohio posed as an African American in an effort to get away with his crimes, prosecutors say.


Conrad Zdzierak

CCTV images captured Zdzierak masquerading as an African American by wearing a face mask.


A WHITE bank robber fooled cops with an elaborate Hollywood special effects mask that disguised him as a black man.

Police claim Conrad Zdzierak, 30, used the £450 silicon mask in an audacious string of six bank robberies.


Five of the raids took place on the same day, April 9.

Cops in Springdale, Ohio, released CCTV footage from the banks believing they were searching for an African-American male.

But after a tip-off, officers found Zdzierak staying at a nearby hotel.

The interior of his Volvo was splattered in red dye from an exploding ink pack taken from a bank during one of the hauls, police said.

Officers also discovered the sophisticated mask Zdzierak is suspected of using in the robberies.

Lieutenant Michael Mathis admitted police were fooled by the disguise and said he had never seen anything like it.

He said: "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 white male who was wearing an elaborate disguise."

Zdzierak has been charged with the six robberies and is currently being held on a $ 3million bond.




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Huggs Commented on 14 Sep 2011
Robbery is very common nowadays because of the fact that economic recession strikes us continuously.
However, catching those robbers could be a perfect way to lessen those pests in our society. I think they are going to have a hard time in seeking those criminals if these burglars are wearing mask in order to hide their identity as their way of cover. Disguises are often a part of robberies but for the Gumby tries to rob a 7 Eleven store in San Diego, the green, clay biped that once had a long-running TV series, his costume got in the way of his plan. You can check that out! I’m sure that Gumby man will entertain you. LOL