'Scarecrow bandits' found guilty

August 13, 2009 4:52:08 AM PDT
A Dallas jury has returned guilty verdicts on multiple bank robbery and weapons charges against five men for at least 21 holdups in North Texas. Corey Duffey, Tony Hewitt, Jarvis Ross and Antonyo Reece were found guilty of all charges Wednesday. Charles Runnels was acquitted of two charges relating to assault of a federal officer, but found guilty of the rest, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Two others, Darobie Stenline and Yolanda McDow, have already pleaded guilty. The group made up a bank robbery gang called the "Scarecrow Bandits" that robbed banks in 2008, stealing more than $300,000.

They were called "Scarecrow Bandits" because of loose shirts and floppy hats worn during some of the first robberies.

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