COLUMBIA, S.C. – The FBI says a bank robber known as the "Limping Bandit" has been arrested after robbing 23 banks across the Southeast.
Agents say 51-year-old Cecil Haire of Douglas, Ga., was arrested Friday after witnesses got his license tag number following a robbery at a Mount Pleasant bank.
FBI agents say Haire has been robbing banks in the Southeast since June 2006, linking him to 12 robberies in South Carolina; five in Florida; and three each in Alabama and Georgia.
Authorities say Haire limped as he ran away from the robberies because childhood polio left his right leg shorter than his left.
Haire is being held at the Charleston County jail. Investigators didn't know if he had an attorney.