Trial Begins for ‘Winter-Hat’ Robbery Suspect

Trial set to being for accused ‘winter hat’ bank robber

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin in the federal trial of a Maryland bank robbery suspect dubbed the “winter hat robber.”

Harrison Lewis III has chosen to act as his own attorney in the trial starting Monday in Baltimore.

Lewis is charged with nine counts of bank robbery.

Authorities allege that Lewis is responsible a series of bank robberies in Baltimore, Carroll and Howard counties over a monthlong period beginning in December 2016.

During the investigation, the suspect was given his fashion moniker because of the various types of headwear seen being worn by the robber on bank surveillance tapes.

In 2003, Lewis was sentenced to 150 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to bank robbery.