mummy bandit FBI Says "Mummy Bandit" Picked Up in Delaware County

It could be the death knell for a serial-bank robber the FBI has dubbed the ‘Mummy Bandit’. A suspect has been picked up in Delaware County.

hiram adams FBI Says "Mummy Bandit" Picked Up in Delaware County

KYW’s Ian Bush reports Haverford Township police arrested 44-year-old Hiram Adams (right) of Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon, just steps from the Alliance Bank on Township Line Road.

Deputy Chief John Viola says officers were staking out the area after the suspect was spotted Tuesday scoping out branches:

“As the suspect exited the car, he was carrying the yellow bag, which is a signature of his. He had a hat on and the hand was bandaged. We recognized him from the picture and made the arrest.”

Viola says there’s no doubt he would have struck again had police not been one step ahead.

The FBI says Adams faces charges in connection with five hold-ups in Philadelphia and Montgomery County since July 2009.

They call him the “mummy bandit” because he wears bandages on his hands and face.

Authorities say Adams’ girlfriend was with him, along with three children, ages 2, 4, and 6. The woman was questioned and released, but officials say the investigation continues.


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