Convicted bank robber arrested for allegedly exposing himself in public
A convicted bank robber was arrested Friday for exposing himself while in public, according to court and police documents.
Keith David Cormier, 53, of 55 Cedar St., was charged with open and gross lewdness, subsequent offense, for the incident that occurred in the area of Cedar Street, according to a Police Department spokesman.
Cormier was charged and convicted in 1991 for the same behavior and again in 2017, when he was found not guilty, said Police Capt. Matthew LeMay.
Details of his arraignment Monday in district court were not available.
In January 2012, Cormier was sentenced to 56 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of nearly $11,500 for robbing five banks in Central Massachusetts, according to a press release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
He pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Shrewsbury, two in Leominster, one in Worcester and one in Gardner, according to the FBI.
In each case, Cormier, then 45, would enter the bank wearing a disguise, his face wrapped in gauze, and pass a note to the teller demanding money, the FBI said.
During the investigation, police installed a GPS device in his employer-owned van, which he had driven to and from each robbery. Data from the device indicated Cormier was within blocks of each of the banks robbed, the FBI said.
A second GPS device was secreted in a stack of bills at his last robbery and police tracked and arrested him within minutes. The money and disguise were found in the van, according to the FBI.