Man dubbed 'Bucket List Bandit' - Michael Eugene Brewster- pleads guily to 11 bank robberies
Last Updated: 70 days ago
PITTSBURGH - A man nicknamed the "Bucket List Bandit" by the FBI after he allegedly told a Utah bank teller that he had just four months to live has pleaded guilty in Pennsylvania to that robbery and 10 other heists in nine other states.
Michael Eugene Brewster, formerly of Pensacola, Fla., faces a likely sentence of between 10 and 14 years in federal prison when he returns for sentencing Aug. 12.
On Wednesday, Brewster pleaded guilty to Sept. 10 Huntingdon National Bank Heist in Erie, Pennsylvania and 10 other robberies. Investigators said Brewster's cross-country string of robberies began June 21 in Arvada.
He was arrested in Oklahoma in September after police there saw the FBI warrant for the Erie bank robbery when they pulled him over for running a stop sign.
Brewster's arrest warrant said a confidential informant gave the FBI Brewster's name and birth date.
Authorities then reviewed surveillance video and found an "obvious likeness" to Brewster during robberies in Colorado, Missouri, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, North Carolina, Tennessee and Illinois.
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