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March 21, 2013

'Ballcap bandit' charged in connection with bank robberies, attempt in Cullman

CULLMAN — A man who became known as the ballcap bandit has been arrested and charged in connection with numerous bank robberies and attempts, including one in Cullman.

Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Richard D. Schwein, Jr., announced Thursday that Cedrick Lamond Hicks, 33, of Huntsville, was captured without incident after a car stop near the intersection of 14th Street and 6th Avenue SE, Decatur, Alabama, at approximately 3:30 p.m. today. Hicks was not armed at the time of arrest.

Hicks, became known as the “ball cap bandit” for wearing a baseball cap during the robberies.  In August of last year the FBI, in cooperation with Lamar Outdoor Advertising, put up electronic billboards in Alabama and Tennessee in an effort to identify Hicks.  He is a suspect in the following robberies:

Peoples Bank – Guntersville, AL – August 2, 2012;

Traditions Banks – Priceville, AL - August 8, 2012;

Cadence Bank - Albertville, AL – September 18, 2012;

First National Bank – Pulaski, TN - September 19, 2012

Traditions Bank – Cullman, AL – November 26, 2012;

Regions Bank – Rogersville, AL – November 27, 2012;

Peoples Trust Bank – Hamilton, AL – January 7, 2013;

ServisFirst Bank - Huntsville, AL - March 6, 2013

Assisting in the capture of Hicks were the United States Marshal’s Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Decatur Police Department.

Schwein lauded the efforts of those involved:  “I want to express my sincere thanks to the Decatur Police Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Service for their invaluable assistance in taking Mr. Hicks off the street to face justice.”

“This arrest was a great cooperative effort between all the agencies to bring this matter to a successful conclusion”, U.S. Marshal Martin Keely said.


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