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Under Wraps, Mummy Bandit Believed Under Arrest

Hiram Adams, the "Mummy Bandit"(KPHO/KYW)
Hiram Adams, the alleged "Mummy Bandit." (FBI/KYW)

HAVERFORD, Pa. (CBS/AP/KYW) That's a wrap!

The mystery of Haverford Township's serial bank robber, dubbed the "Mummy Bandit," may have finally passed into the afterlife.  Police have arrested Hiram Adams, who they believe is the robber known to conceal his face with bandages to hide his identity during heists.

Police were notified on Tuesday that a man matching the "Mummy's" description was seen peering into a bank in Havertown, Pa.

Authorities staked out the bank on Wednesday and waited.

"As the suspect exited the car, he was carrying the yellow bag, which is a signature of his. He had a hat on and the hand was bandaged. We recognized him from the picture and made the arrest," said Deputy Chief John Viola, according to CBS affiliate KYW.

The suspect, Adams, is 44, and is believed to be responsible for five bank robberies in the Philadelphia area over the past year.

Authorities report that Adams was not alone on Wednesday and that his girlfriend and three young children were waiting in the car, reports the affiliate. The woman was questioned and released, but the investigation is still unraveling.