NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The FBI arrested a postal worker believed to be the "Puffy Cheek Bandit" responsible for 27 bank robberies in five states since 1998.
Cazzie Williams, 30, of East Orange, was taken into custody Wednesday at a restaurant where he had come to pick up an order.
The Puffy Cheek Bandit got his nickname because he held air in his cheeks as he robbed banks, FBI Special Agent Carrie Brzezinski said. Williams' face appeared normal Thursday in his first court appearance, during which he was ordered held without bail.
The bandit, who was profiled on the television show "America's Most Wanted" last year, stole more than $100,000 in the robberies, which took place between September 1998 and June 2000, except for one in 2001.
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