Nationwide manhunt underway for ‘Make Yourself at Home Bandit’

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Nationwide manhunt underway for serial robber, ‘Make Yourself at Home Bandit’

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A nationwide manhunt is on for a man accused of more than a dozen robberies in eight states, including Pennsylvania.

Police said Lloyd Rhodes is a serial robber, known for hiding out overnight in the businesses he hits – earning the moniker the "Make Yourself at Home Bandit."

According to investigators, Rhodes has robbed at least a dozen businesses in Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska and Tennessee. Now Allegheny County police say his latest victim was a Pittsburgh-area business: The Meadows Off Track Betting facility in Harmar Township.

Just days before Thanksgiving, police said a man matching Rhodes' description snuck into The Meadows overnight and waited for the first employee to arrive – barricading her in a back room while he poured money from the safe into a trash bag.

That suspect took off in the employee’s SUV.

And it was a TV show that helped the public recognize Rhodes. Police said someone in Pittsburgh watching a wanted persons segment on a crime show recognized him and called police.

According to police, Rhodes often dresses up as a janitor for the business he plans to rob and brings a silver gun.

He was possibly last seen in Marysville, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday.

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