A Savannah man has pled guilty in a spree of bank robberies across the Southeast. These are bank surveillance pictures of 25-year-old Corey Ray Christie taken at the South Carolina Bank and Trust in Bluffton in November of 2003. He also robbed the Bank of America in Hilton Head a week later.
Officials say Christie had been released from prison for a 1999 bank robbery in Savannah only two weeks before he began robbing banks while on supervised release in August. He also hit banks in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee.
He was captured in Chattanooga in November 2003 after robbing two banks there. The assistant US district attorney says Christie did not use a firearm in the 16 robberies, but threatened to kill numerous bank tellers.
Christie is scheduled for sentencing on May 2.