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Suspect in "Burly Bandit" Robberies Pleads Guilty in Maine

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burly bandit h e1285952229600 Suspect in "Burly Bandit" Robberies Pleads Guilty in Maine

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) _ A Greyhound bus driver charged in Maine with one of the so-called “burly bandit” bank robberies has pleaded guilty to 11 bank robberies in six New England states.

Robert Ferguson entered the pleas Friday in U.S. District Court in Bangor, Maine, where he was charged with robbing a Bangor Savings Bank in nearby Orono.

burly bandit h e1285952229600 Suspect in "Burly Bandit" Robberies Pleads Guilty in Maine

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A court document filed by prosecutors on Friday indicates Ferguson confessed to the robbery in Orono, Maine, “as well as numerous other bank robberies throughout the Northeast.”

Ferguson, who’s from Lowell, Mass., was arrested in July as the FBI investigated at least 11 bank robberies in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont and New Hampshire, dubbing the suspect the “burly bandit” because of his stocky build.

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