Four local banks were hit in a period of six weeks, but now investigators said they have the three people responsible, thanks to a stop at a Tri-State School.
The suspicious young man walked into St. James School in Green Township a few weeks ago and was stopped twice. He didn't create a scene when he was asked to leave.
An employee at St. James School in Green Township got a license plate number helping police track down the trio of robbers.
Investigators said they aren't sure why 20-year-old Jake Phalz was at the school but they do know there's a credit union across the street .
Shortly after the school stop , the Cheviot Savings Bank was robbed. Security video from the bank matched the car from near the school. That lead police to Jennifer Neitz and her husband Ahmad Shalash.
"We believe the wife, Jennifer would go into the bank and ask about opening an account, get the lay of the land so to speak," said Detective Mike Lampe, Green Township Police.
Police said Shalash would be the get away driver, while Pfalz was one who would show or imply he had a gun to bank employees.
Police have sought an indictment against all three for four robberies.
The husband and wife fled the state and are currently being held in North Carolina on unrelated charges.
Meantime the school has assured parents it has beefed up security and is requiring everyone entering the school to come through the main entrance.