Police ID Mount Pleasant bank robbery suspect as international thief

Mount Pleasant Police photo

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa - A man wanted by police for a bank holdup in Mount Pleasant last week is now identified as one member of a group of gypsies wanted in a string of robberies in the U.S. and several other countries.

Police say the man seen on security video boldly walking into the bank, and then out with the cash is 19-year-old Lonel Niculescu of Romania.

Investigators say he is part of a group that travels country to country robbing coin shops, banks, jewelry stores, and large department stores.

Mount Pleasant bank robbery suspect spotted again PHOTO
Mount Pleasant bank robbery suspect spotted again PHOTO

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