San Diego Ho-Hum Bandit sentenced

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A man dubbed the “Ho-Hum Bandit” for the nonchalant way he robbed San Diego bank tellers was sentenced Monday to nearly six years in federal prison.

Adam Lynch, 37, was convicted of seven counts of bank robbery for a string of holdups in San Diego in 2010.

Typically, Lynch would commit the robbery by walking up to the counter, passing a note to the teller that said he was armed with a gun and demanding cash. Lynch stole a combined $25,094 in the San Diego robberies, according to authorities.

Lynch was also convicted last year of four counts of bank robbery based on holdups he committed in the Denver area in August 2010, December 2010 and March 2011; as well as a robbery he committed in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in November 2010.

For those offenses, Lynch was sentenced by a federal judge to 64 months in prison.

In imposing a 70-month sentence today in San Diego, U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez ordered that 56 months of that sentence run consecutive to the 64-month term that Lynch previously received, making the total custodial sentence 120 months, or 10 years in prison.

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