White bank robber Conrad Zdzierak nabbed wearing black man 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 9th.
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.