CAMDEN, N.J. – A Jersey City man has pleaded guilty to robbing banks in New Jersey and Connecticut while disguised as a woman.
Huy Trong Luong entered his plea Tuesday in Camden. He could spend more than seven years in prison.
The 40-year-old Luong, dubbed the "Cross-Dressing Bandit," was caught after holding up a bank in Chatham, N.J., last May. Police found a black wig, Dolce & Gabbana hat and a woman's makeup kit in his getaway van.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says Luong admitted committing or attempting nine bank robberies over a five-month period in 2008.
Three were in Connecticut, in Greenwich, Westport and New Canaan. The others were in northern and central New Jersey. In the Connecticut robberies, Luong told tellers he had a bomb.
The total haul from the robberies was approximately $39,000.