'Boonie Hat Bandit' Captured on 12th St. Louis Bank Holdup

St. Louis County police on Friday said 44-year-old Donald Keith Giammanco of Florissant has admitted to a string of 12 bank robberies in the St. Louis area. He was arrested after a robbery on Thursday at a Commerce Bank branch in south St. Louis County.

Giammanco is charged with four counts of first-degree robbery, and other charges are likely.

The robber was dubbed the "Boonie Hat Bandit" because he twice wore a military-style "Boonie" hat during robberies. He always wore nice clothing — police say that allowed him to blend in with the crowd at the bank.

Authorities say Giammanco got away with more than $100,000 in the robberies. The money he took from the latest robbery was recovered after police stopped his car.

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