'Mummy bandit' sentenced to more than 5 years

March 10, 2011 10:30:18 AM PST
The so-called "mummy bandit," who robbed a number of banks in the Philadelphia area wrapped in gauze, has been sentenced to more than 5 years in prison.

Hiram Adams, 45, of the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, plead guilty back in November on four counts of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank robbery.

He was sentenced to 63 months in prison and was ordered to pay restitution of nearly $15,000.

Adams was arrested in August after a year-long robbery spree. A bank teller had spotted him the previous day in Havertown, and police were there when he returned to scope out the bank.

At the time of the arrest, Adams was with his girlfriend, who was also arrested, and her three young children.

Adams was charged with the following robberies:

1/21/09:Valley Green Bank, 7226 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia

7/8/09: Wachovia Bank, 1700 Market Street, Philadelphia

5/4/10: Citizens Bank, 3201 Cheltenham Avenue, Wyncote

6/4/10: Sovereign Bank, 800 East Willow Grove Avenue, Wyndmoor