The grand jury had first indicted him on one charge of conspiring with three others in a string of convenience store robberies this past spring. Earlier this month though, those charges were upgraded to four counts of robbery in addition to the original charge.
The suspect though, Matthew Maskell, 27, has denied that he is the "Backward Bandit" authorities want for the string of Chittenden County VT robberies. That bandit was well known for the cheap but clever disguise he had, a sweatshirt turned backwards with eyes cut in the hoo..
If Maskell is convicted of all the charges, he faces up to twenty years on each robbery charge and 20 years as well on the conspiracy charge. At least he remembered to cut eye holes.