A man suspected of robbing four banks in three states is jailed in central Iowa. Authorities say 33-year-old Geoffrey White was taken into custody over the weekend at his apartment in West Des Moines by an F-B-I Swat team, Iowa County deputies and West Des Moines police.
Iowa County Sheriff Nick Roggentein says “The F-B-I got a tip. The tipster let them know the name of an active bank robber and following up on the tip, the investigation led us to an individual in West Des Moines by the name of Geoff White. Eventually, an arrest warrant and search warrant were served on him and evidence was recovered linking him to the Victor bank job and several other bank robberies.”
Roggentein says White is accused of holding up the Farmers Savings Bank in Victor on March 31st. Roggentein says “He wasn’t fancy about it. He would just walk in, did not wear an extensive disguise, nothing more than a set of sunglasses and a hat, rob the bank and walk out, very calm.”
The sheriff says if White’s convicted, he’ll be going away for a long time. “He’s looking at multiple bank robbery charges so a substantial amount of time.” The informant told the F-B-I White had been bragging about robbing banks since 1998. White’s also accused of holding up banks in Mondamin, Nebraska and in Hamilton and Kearney, Missouri.