Man Dubbed Bicycle Bandit Arrested in New Jersey

A man police dubbed the Bicycle Bandit has admitted committing eight bank robberies in southern New Jersey and Delaware.

Prosecutors say Brian Layton went on a yearlong spree in which he robbed banks in six New Jersey cities and in Wilmington, Del., and rode away on a bicycle each time.

Layton was arrested Sept. 25 while trying to flee from a New Jersey state trooper on the Garden State Parkway in a van and then by foot. Police say Layton dropped a backpack containing cash from a robbery.

The 48-year-old pleaded guilty Tuesday before a U.S. District Court judge in Camden.

Each of the eight counts against him carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for May 27.