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State Police: Man confesses to at least 10 bank robberies

30-year-old Christopher Simms (Source: State Police) 30-year-old Christopher Simms (Source: State Police)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

A man's mouth earned him a trip to jail Monday, and State Police said once he got there, he really started talking.

“As a car turned onto Canal Street, I guess she almost clipped him or hit him, and that’s when he turned to her and said, ‘if you would have hit me, I would have shot you,’" State Trooper Melissa Matey said.

Undercover state troopers were standing nearby and said they heard 30-year-old Christopher Simms make the threat. Troopers moved in to determine if Simms had a gun.

“Troopers were able to figure out that he had five open attachments for his arrest, all for armed robbery,” Matey said.

Simms was already wanted for two armed robberies in Jefferson, two in New Orleans, and one in Kenner. Police said he had also committed two armed robberies earlier that day. Both the Liberty Bank in the 2700 block of Canal and the Family Dollar in Gentilly were robbed.

“Through further investigation, after questioning, Simms he confessed to at least 10 armed bank robberies that occurred in the Southeast portion of the United States,” Matey said.

Investigators said Simms confessed to robbing banks in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee and Mississippi. 

State troopers pointed out that a simple incident led to a major arrest.

“So, troopers have been in New Orleans, helping the NOPD for quite some time now. Those are the simple things that we look for that could lead to major arrests, and it did. We took this robber off the streets that’s been terrorizing people across the United States,” Matey said.

Their investigation is ongoing, and they said Simms may be connected to other robberies.

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