Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

A man police believe is responsible for two bank robberies and an attempted bank robbery that was foiled by poor penmanship has been arrested.

Ben Sterling Densmore, 32, of Daphne, Alabama, was arrested Friday at his home by the FBI, according to Ocean Springs Police Detective Doug Nelson.

The first in the string of Ocean Springs robberies took place June 28 at Merchants & Marine Bank. This was followed by the July 3 robbery of Coast Community Bank. In each incident the robber approached the bank counter and passed the teller a note demanding money.

On July 23, the east Ocean Springs branch of Hancock Bank was the scene of a robbery attempt, which was foiled when the teller said she could not read the would-be robber's note. Police later took down the license plate of a man leaving the scene of the robbery attempt.

The FBI said Densmore has been charged with three counts of bank robbery. He is expected to be extradited to Mississippi to face the federal charges.