Cross-Country String Of Heists Sends Bank Robber Back To Prison

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MIAMI – A paroled bank robber who began a multi-state string of 10 holdups at University of Wisconsin CU was returned to prison this week, this time for more than 12 years.

Jonathan Gilmore, also known as Johnny Milano, began his latest robbery spree in August 2009 after his release from federal prison, when he robbed the UW CU branch in Madison, Wis., of $20,000, the biggest haul of his two-month binge. Gilmore had been serving a prison term for a string of armed bank robberies in 2004 and 2005.

After the credit union heist he embarked on a cross-country journey, first hitting banks in Illinois, then in Tennessee, then joining friends and accomplices in Florida, where they robbed four more banks.

Gilmore was arrested in south Florida, after robbing the Riverside National Bank (now TD Bank) branch in Port St. Lucie, on September 28, 2009, escaping that bank with $5,529. Earlier that same day, Gilmore had robbed a SunTrust Bank branch in Orlando, and stole $1,460.

A total of $58,000 was stolen in the 10 robberies.

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