Court records show Christopher Hart admitted to robbing a Kokomo bank twice and a Peru bank once in a span of five months.
Kokomo police arrested Hart Monday on a warrant for two Class B felony charges of armed robbery after a Crime Stoppers tip led police to him.
A third warrant for Hart regarding the Peru bank robbery was filed Tuesday in Miami Circuit Court.
A probable cause affidavit filed in Howard Superior Court 4 states Hart confessed to others that he robbed the Kokomo Heritage Federal Credit Union on South Courtland Avenue twice — once on Jan. 3 and again on April 1 — and a First Merchants Bank in Peru in December.
Kokomo police said the money has not been recovered and Hart refused to give a statement to police.
Hart also told others he acted alone in the three robberies, the charging information stated.
During both incidents, the suspect was described as a white male, thin build, wearing a dark face covering. The suspect ran from the bank to the southeast on both occasions, witnesses said.
As investigators were looking for Hart, they learned he left a duffle bag with clothing and a handgun — items believed to be used in the robberies — at another person’s residence.
When police searched the residence, they found the duffle bag and clothing matching the description of the robber. Police also found a .22-caliber handgun believed to be used in the crimes.
Hart remains jailed at the Howard County jail on a $30,000 cash-only bond and is awaiting a Thursday initial hearing.
If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 20 years on each charge.