NEW ORLEANS - A man the FBI believes was behind four bank robberies in the past two months was arrested Thursday as he was attempting to leave the scene of his latest crime, according to the FBI.

Eugene Hupp, 50, was arrested shortly after he robbed the Crescent Bank & Trust at the Entergy Center on 1100 Poydras Thursday morning, the FBI said.

According to a spokesperson, Hupp entered the building and walked up to a teller, who soon motioned that Hupp was trying to rob the bank.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the FBI said Hupp left the bank lobby and was apprehended by the facility manager and security supervisor.

The FBI said that under questioning, Hupp admitted to robbing the same bank on Sept. 4 and the Gentilly Blvd. branch of the Liberty Bank & Trust on Aug. 6 and Sept. 10.

Hupp will be booked into the federal tier of the St. Bernard Parish Prison and will make an initial appearance before a federal magistrate tomorrow morning.

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