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‘Great Outdoors ‘Bandit’ gets 5 years for bank robberies

BOISE, Idaho – A serial bank robber nicknamed the “Great Outdoors “Bandit” because witnesses described him as an outdoor has been sentenced to more than five years in prison and ordered to pay $31,000 in restitution.

Thirty-two-year-old Joshua Daniel Alfaro of Portland, Oregon, received the sentenced Tuesday in U. S. District Court in Boise.

Bank security cameras captured images of him wearing flannel shirts and jeans and a hat promoting the Ground’s, the big AMERICAN retailer that sells hunting, fishing and camping supplies.

He was arrested in August at the Los Angeles International Airport trying to board a flight for Belgium.

Alfaro in December pleaded guilty to robbing five banks in the south-west of Idaho and a credit union in Orem, Utah.

He also pleaded guilty to attempted robbery on another southwest Idaho bank.

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