"Home Team Bandit" indicted by federal grand jury

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Walter David Garcia, 31, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday on four counts of bank robbery, three counts of armed bank robbery, and one count of use of a firearm during a crime of violence. By Andrew Michalscheck Walter David Garcia, 31, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday on four counts of bank robbery, three counts of armed bank robbery, and one count of use of a firearm during a crime of violence. By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
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PHOENIX -- A Mexican national living in Phoenix has been charged with allegedly robbing several banks in the Valley.

Walter David Garcia, 31, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday on four counts of bank robbery, three counts of armed bank robbery, and one count of use of a firearm during a crime of violence.

Garcia is accused of using demand notes to rob four banks in the West Valley in August and September of last year. He also allegedly used firearms to rob three additional banks this past February and April.

During the robberies Garcia usually wore a hat or clothing belonging to a sports team, which earned him the nickname “Home Team Bandit.”

If convicted of the charges, Garcia could face decades behind bars and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.