NEW YORK – and his lawyer says he's cut a gallant figure since his arrest, too.
So-called "bouquet bandit" Edward Pemberton is being held on $250,000 bail after his arraignment Thursday on robbery charges. He didn't enter a plea.
Authorities say the 44-year-old Pemberton used a flower bouquet to conceal a note demanding cash during a $440 Manhattan bank heist July 15. They say he used a potted plant as a similar prop in a holdup at another bank earlier this month.
Prosecutors say he implicated himself in those and four more bank robberies in the past two years.
Defense lawyer Justine Luongo says authorities described Pemberton as "a gentleman throughout" his dealings with them.