TAMPA, Fla. – The so-called Band-Aid Bandit and his sidekick, already convicted of conspiring to rob banks across west Florida, have been ordered to give up their guns, bank accounts and more than $500,000 in cash.
Rondon got his nickname because he often wore a bandage to cover a distinctive mole on his face. Authorities said he was responsible for heists at 39 banks from Sarasota to Gainesville from 2000 through 2006, taking nearly $1 million. The two were prosecuted for six robberies.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday granted prosecution motions seeking the defendants' property, including $505,530 in proceeds from the six robberies.
Among other things, Merryday ordered Rondon to forfeit his house, his 2001 Lincoln Navigator, his 1999 Chevrolet Blazer and a 1997 Dodge pickup, in addition to his gun and cash investigators seized when he was arrested.
Roman was ordered to forfeit a Chrysler 300C, currency, his gun and the contents of two bank accounts.