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'Bouquet Bandit' pleads guilty to bank robberies
NEW YORK (WABC) -- A New York City man dubbed the Bouquet Bandit has pleaded guilty to robbing two banks while using plants as props to deflect suspicion.
He was arrested last summer after a security camera photo of a flower-toting suspect at a Manhattan bank generated front-page headlines.
The bouquet, neatly bundled in pink tissue paper and plastic, concealed a note that demanded $50 and $100 bills.
He robbed a Manhattan branch of a Capital One Bank, as well as The Bank of Smithtown on Long Island. One of the robberies netted about $2,000, and the other about $400.
The 45-year-old Pemberton is set to be sentenced on Sept. 14.
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