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'Camry Cruzin' Bandit' pleads guilty to stealing almost $500K in string of bank robberies

SBG San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO -- The "Camry Cruzin' Bandit" is facing up to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to eight bank robberies in and around San Antonio from 2013 to 2018, according to the Department of Justice.

According to the DOJ, 42-year-old Dennis Edward Stephen took $479,000 during the five-year period. During which, he stole from multiple Frost Banks and a Broadway Bank in Helotes.

Court records say authorities dubbed him with the nickname "Camry Cruzin' Bandit" because of the car he drove. They also mention Stephen wearing the same clothes during most of the robberies: blue jeans, a denim button down shirt, white t-shirt, a UTSA Roadrunners hat, sunglasses, a surgical mask with surgical gloves.

Stephen was arrested July 23 following a Frost Bank robbery off Loop 1604 the same day. His sentencing is scheduled for March 6, 2019 in San Antonio.

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