Man Held in Series of Robberies

from Associated Press

A man sought in the nation's longest-running string of bank robberies, many of them in Southern California, was arrested over the weekend, eight years after authorities say the heists began.

Johnny Madison Williams Jr., 43, and his wife, Carolyn Williams, 34, were arrested Saturday in a suburb northeast of here. They were held pending a federal court appearance today.

Williams was sought on a warrant from San Diego. A diary detailing 56 bank holdups was found, along with two pistols and various disguises, police said.

Federal agents called it the longest unsolved serial bank robbery case in the FBI's history.

Williams was sought for investigation in 48 heists in which more than $750,000 was taken in five states.

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