'Ball Cap Bandit' sentenced to 7 years in prison for 11 bank robberies

Cedrick Lamond Hicks

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a man who pleaded guilty in a series of 11 bank robberies has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Officials said Wednesday that 33-year-old Cedrick Lamond Hicks of Huntsville - known as the "Ball Cap Bandit" - is also ordered to pay more than $63,000 in restitution to banks he targeted. Authorities say Hicks, who wore a baseball cap during the robberies, targeted 10 banks in Alabama and one in Tennessee between 2012 and 2013.