MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A bank robber nicknamed “Man in Black” has been sentenced to 14 years for robbing 31 banks.

Mark Wetsch, who’s since changed his name to Sheik Bilaal Muhammad Arafat, pleaded guilty to six robberies.

As part of his plea agreement, he admitted to 25 others.

He hit banks across the metro wearing all black and would flash a toy gun victims believed was real.

The robbery spree started in 2011 and ended when police arrested him in 2012.

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