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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ball Cap Bandit Pleads Guilty To Eleven Bank Robberies

HUNTSVILLE -- A Huntsville man who was dubbed the Ball Cap Bandit because he often wore a ball cap during his crime spree pleaded guilty today in federal court to 11 counts of bank robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard D. Schwein Jr.
CEDRICK LAMOND HICKS, 33, entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Virginia Emerson Hopkins to 11 counts of bank robbery. Ten of those were in Alabama and one was in Tennessee. Hicks’ sentencing is scheduled March 25 in Huntsville.

The date, location and amount of money stolen in the robberies Hicks pleaded guilty to are as follows:

• Feb. 22, 2012, Regions Bank, Madison Street, Huntsville, $2,870.
• March 23, 2012, First Jackson Bank, Sutton Road, Huntsville, $1,894.
• April 30, 2012, Renasant Bank, U.S. 72 West, Madison, $3,500.
• Aug. 2, 2012, Peoples Bank, U.S. 431 South, Guntersville, $890.
• Aug. 8, 2012, Traditions Bank, Alabama 67 South, Decatur, $7,243.
• Sept. 19, 2012, First National Bank of Pulaski, South First Street, Pulaski, Tenn., $23,067.
• Nov. 27, 2012, Regions Banks, Lee Street, Rogersville, $8,009.
• Jan. 7, 2013, Peoples Trust Bank, Military Street South, Hamilton, $9,000.
• March 6, 2013, ServisFirst Bank, Meridian Street, Huntsville, $6,575.
• Sept. 18, 2012, Cadence Bank, U.S. 431, Albertville, no money taken.
• Nov. 26, 2012, Traditions Bank, Second Avenue NW, Cullman, no money taken.
Hicks faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each robbery. The government also will seek restitution for the victims of his crimes.
The FBI investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Stuart Burrell is prosecuting the case.

Updated March 19, 2015