"Stringer Bell Bandit" Arrested By Chicago Police

"Stringer Bell Bandit" Arrested By Chicago Police

Chicago police have arrested 46-year-old Kenneth Anderson, better known as the "Stringer Bell Bandit." He's held up 11 banks in downtown Chicago since October. Anderson acquired the nickname due to his resemblance to The Wire's Russell "Stringer" Bell, a drug dealer with business aspirations played by Idris Elba.

According to the Sun-Times, Anderson was taken into custody after returning to the scene of a November robbery. Employees of the Fifth Third Bank recognized him as the thief who ordered a teller to hand over cash back on November 2, so they called police. Inside of his pocket was a note that allegedly read: "Hand over all the money now you have 20 seconds."

The FBI says Anderson was apprehended by two officers on bicycles, and confessed to multiple bank robberies after being shown a map highlighting recent incidents. At the moment, he's only been charged for the November 2 robbery, where he escaped with $2,300. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison.

[via The Huffington Post]

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