The Boston branch of the FBI today announced that a Norwood man dubbed the ‘U-30 Bandit’ has been convicted in federal court of eight counts of armed bank robbery, including at a Bank of America in Wellesley in March of 2009.
Dimitri Long, 34, pled guilty to the eight counts related to bank robberies in which he brandished a semi-automatic handgun and sometimes left behind hoax devices that initially looked like bombs. . He became known as the U-30 Bandit because he got in and out of the banks he robbed in under 30 seconds.
Long faces up to 25 years in the slammer on each count of bank robbery.His half brother and getaway driver, Michael Coty, was sentenced for his role in 3 robberies to 60 months in jail.
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