‘Play-Along Bandit’ arrested in Wisconsin

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MONONA, Wis. – Police in Wisconsin have arrested a man suspected in series of bank robberies in Chicago.
Corey Collier, 30,  was taken into custody last month after a chase on a frozen lake near Madison, Wisconsin.

The FBI says Collier is the “Play-Along Bandit”, named because of the way he blended in at the banks he robbed.

He is suspected in at least nine bank robberies in Chicago since last October and one in Wisconsin last month.

He was arrested January 20, after he allegedly hit up a bank in Monona.  Collier tried to walk back to a bus stop to catch a bus to Chicago but officers set up a perimeter.  He led them on a foot chase across a highway, into a frozen marshy area and onto a nearby frozen lake.

Collier eventually was apprehended with the help of a police canine unit and an airboat.

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