‘Great Outdoors Bandit’ gets 5 years for bank robberies

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A serial bank robber nicknamed the “Great Outdoors Bandit” because witnesses described him as outdoorsy has been sentenced to more than five years in prison and ordered to pay $31,000 in restitution.

Thirty-two-year-old Josue Daniel Alfaro of Portland, Oregon, received the sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Boise.

Bank security cameras caught images of him wearing flannel shirts and jeans and a hat promoting Cabela’s, the big U.S. retailer that sells hunting, fishing and camping supplies.

He was arrested in August at Los Angeles International Airport trying to board a flight for Belgium.

Alfaro in December pleaded guilty to robbing five banks in southwestern Idaho and a credit union in Orem, Utah.

He also pleaded guilty to attempted robbery at another southwestern Idaho bank.