The only "first-aid"45-year-old Samuel Cresante will be receiving for the next several years will be at a prison infirmary. Cresante was sentenced in federal court this morning to 19 years in prison for a string of at least 12 bank robberies lamely dubbed by the FBI's bandit-naming department as the work of the "First-Aid bandit."
See our coverage of some of Cresante's antics here.
Last October, Cresante pleaded guilty to two counts of armed bank robbery and one count of use of a firearm during a crime of violence for several bank robberies that took place between June of 2009 and January of 2010.
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During each of the robberies, Cresante was seen with cuts and scrapes all over his face, and at some robberies, he was wearing gauze bandages on his face -- sometimes with blood seeping
through -- thus, the lame-o name.
In each robbery, Cresante would walk into the bank, pull out a gun, or a note threatening violence and demanding money, to scare tellers into handing over the cash.
Cresante's a repeat customer of the prison system. While his new digs will be in federal prison, prior to the string of robberies, Cresante served a 12-year prison sentence in an Arizona state prison for armed robbery.
Authorities say he was only out of prison a few months when he started holding up banks.