Man dubbed 'Grandpa Bandit' by FBI arrested

Photo Source: Smith County
Photo Source: Smith County

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A man police say could be connected to a string of robberies across Oregon has been arrested in East Texas.

Ronaldo Prothro, 57, was arrested in Tyler after an officer ran is license plate, and showed the vehicle was involved in the Oregon bank robbery.

Prothro was dubbed by the FBI as the "Grandpa Bandit" and is the prime suspect in seven bank robberies in the state of Oregon.

He is being held on a $1,000,000 bond in the Smith County Jail.

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