A serial Florida bank robber who has served prison time for prior heists has been arrested again after his mother identified him for the FBI.
Investigators say 50-year-old Robert Watson of Cooper City held up a SunTrust branch last month in Plantation, getting away with about $3,000. The FBI says Watson has previously been convicted of bank robberies in 1987, 1996 and 2003.
The FBI says a witness saw a person matching the description of the SunTrust robber drive away in a black Pontiac G6. Agents searched a state motor vehicle database and found Watson. The Sun Sentinel reports that Watson's mother identified her son when shown robbery surveillance photos.
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Watson is due in federal court Monday. Court records did not list an attorney for him.