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Mummy bandit indicted in four bank robberies

It's a wrap: Mummy Bandit indicted

Mummy bandit indicted in four bank robberies

It's a wrap: The Mummy Bandit got indicted today.

Hiram Joseph Adams - nicknamed "Mummy Bandit" because he wore bandages during bank robberies - was charged in a five-count indictment today with four counts of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank robbery. The indictment charges that Adams robbed: the Wachovia Bank, 1700 Market St., Center City, on July 8, 2009; the Valley Green Bank, 7226 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, on Jan. 29, 2009; the Citizens Bank, 1000 Easton Road, Cheltenham Township, last May 4; and Sovereign Bank, 800 E. Willow Grove, Springfield Township, last June 4. It also alleges that he tried to rob the Citizens Bank at 8616 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, last May 28.

If convicted of all charges, Adams, 45, faces a maximum sentence of 100 years in prison, three years probation and a $1.25 million fine.

Surveillance cameras showed Adams wearing gauze bandages on various parts of his body during the robberies. In one robbery, he wore a stethoscope around his neck. 

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