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Officers nab suspected serial robber

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina authorities have arrested a man they believe robbed at least seven banks in North and South Carolina.

State Law Enforcement Division Chief Reggie Lloyd said Thursday that agents arrested 50-year-old Jonathan Lee Thompson Tuesday night in a hotel in Myrtle Beach.

Lloyd says Thompson's spree began at a BB&T bank in Wilmington, N.C., on Sept. 23. Authorities suspect him in six other robberies in Wilmington and northern South Carolina. The most recent suspected robbery was Nov. 13 in Florence.

He faces four bank robbery charges in South Carolina and three in North Carolina.

It was not immediately clear if Thompson had an attorney.

Lloyd says Thompson previously served time for a bank robbery charge in North Carolina.

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