The Douglas, Georgia man nicknamed "The Limping Bandit" will face sentencing later now that he has pleaded guilty in a Charleston, South Carolina courtroom to robbing 23 banks in the Southeast.
U.S. Attorney William Nettles told the
"Charleston Post and Courier" that Cecil Haire started robbing banks in three
small Georgia towns beginning in June of 2006.
Over the next three years, he robbed eight more banks in Florida and Alabama and 13 banks in South Carolina. Among those was Colonial Bank branches in Dothan, Ozark and Enterprise. Haire also admitted to robbing a bank in Chipley.
Haire got his nickname because many of the bank tellers noticed he had a noticeable limp in his walk.