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US Marshals searching for man who orchestrated string of bank robberies across the country

Ten years after a man orchestrated a string of bank robberies across the country, authorities still aren't giving up the search. Between 2006 and 2008, officials say Stuart Michael Romine, now 36, organized five bank robberies across the country. (Photo courtesy: Lone Star Fugitive Task Force)

Ten years after a man orchestrated a string of bank robberies across the country, authorities still aren't giving up the search. Between 2006 and 2008, officials say Stuart Michael Romine, now 36, organized five bank robberies across the country.

"He had an accomplice with him to help him orchestrate these robberies. It was a female, she was pretty much the individual who was doing his dirty work, she was going into the banks," said Deputy U.S. Marshal Brandon Filla.

Investigators identified Romine and the woman in 2008, but by that time, they had taken off.

"They quickly fled the United States and federal officials were able to track them down flying into Thailand," said Filla.

The woman, dubbed the "Ponytail Bandit," was eventually caught, extradited, and sentenced, but Romine is still on the run. Even ten years later, they're not giving up the search.

"We're looking for someone that can provide us some insight as to him being in Thailand," said Filla. "Was he able to still communicate with someone here in the United States through telephone, through email?"

Romine is 6'1 and weighed 165 pounds. His appearance may have changed in ten years, but he does have a tattoo on his left shoulder.

"Every day we look for another clue maybe a confidential informant, someone to bring some information forward so we can have him rest in the united states behind bars for a good amount of time," said Filla.

If you have any information on Stuart Michael Romine, call the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at 512-800-4213.

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