CRIME
04/07/2014 10:17 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

'Nerdy Bandit' Arrested After Most Hipster Robbery Of All Time

Police in Portland, Ore., have finally arrested a man known as the "Nerdy Bandit."

Robbery suspect Thaddeus Lindsay-Woods, 31, earned his name because he allegedly stuck up trendy stores while wearing "nerdyish" thick-framed glasses. A composite sketch of the suspect, released before his arrest, also shows him wearing a short-brimmed hat.

"He looks like an average hipster Portlander. He could be anybody," Jamie Shultz, manager at a nearby clothing store, told KPTV.

Lindsay-Woods is accused of robbing two American Apparel stores and one Urban Outfitters in Portland over the course of 10 days in October 2013. Police said he used a gun in one robbery.

In each incident, he is said to have browsed clothing for a few minutes before approaching employees and demanding money.

The suspect was arrested at 5 a.m. on April 4. He is expected to be arraigned Monday on charges of first- and second-degree robbery.

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