AK-47 Bandit Due in Court Thursday

OMAHA, Nebraska.—A man authorities identify as the AK-47 bank robber is scheduled to go before a Dawson County Judge Thursday afternoon.

Richard Gathercole is accused of robbing several banks in California, Iowa and Nebraska since 2012, was arrested last month in Lexington.

Gathercole earned the nick-name AK-47 bandit after law enforcement kept noticing a pattern of a man carrying the high powered weapon during his robberies.

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