Man convicted of 11 bank robberies sentenced to 7 years in jail

Cedric Hicks, in the orange clothing, during a recent court hearing. (WHNT News 19)

Cedric Hicks, in the orange clothing, during a recent court hearing. (WHNT News 19)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A man convicted of 11 separate bank robberies was sentenced to 87 months in jail and to pay $64,048 in restitution Wednesday.

Cedrick Lamond Hicks was at the federal courthouse in Huntsville for his sentencing hearing at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Hicks pleaded guilty to all 11 counts of bank robbery in April.

He robbed 10 banks in Alabama and one in Tennessee.  Those robberies happened between February and November of 2012.

Hicks spoke at the hearing, saying, “although the media has called me the ball cap bandit, I have a name. I’m Cedrick Lamond Hcks. I had a life before this. I’m a father, son, brother, nephew and husband. I’m not a career criminal. I allowed myself to fall into a pitfall of alcohol and drug abuse.

“I want to give a public apology to all the victims I’ve affected. I want to apologize to my own family,” he added.