'Black robber' was in fact white man Conrad Zdierak | Metro.co.uk Police had put out an appeal for information on a black robber after six strikes on banks and pharmacies in the space of a month. After a tip-off police tracked down 30-year-old Conrad Zdierak - trouble was though he was white. The Springdale Police Department in the US claim he wore a silicon mask called The Player. He would also wear sunglasses to hide his blue eyes. Lieutenant Michael Mathis admitted police were completely taken in by the mask and said he had never seen anything like it. He told the Mail Online: "He wore what I'm calling a 'Hollywood quality' mask. These things cost $600 to $700." Zdzierak remains in custody on a £2m bond.