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Band-Aid Bandit awaits sentencing
Gonzalez Andrew
Andrew Gonzalez

The case of the “Band-Aid Bandit” came to an abrupt ending Friday when Andrew Gonzalez pled no contest to multiple robbery charges, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office.

Gonzalez, 25, of Merced had been facing six counts of robbery for the armed robberies of Turlock and Modesto businesses. His crime spree began in June 2008 and ended Oct. 30, 2008 when he was apprehended after a day-long standoff with law enforcement in Merced.

Gonzalez earned the moniker of the “Band-Aid Bandit” because he always wore a Band-Aid under his left eye during the robberies. After his arrest it was revealed that the Band-Aid was used to hide a mole on his face.

Gonzalez could be facing more than two decades in prison when he is sentenced on Oct. 4.

To contact Sabra Stafford, e-mail or call 634-9141 ext. 2002.