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Alleged 'FedEx Bandit' caught at U.S.-Mexico border

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities in San Diego say the man they accuse of being the "FedEx Bandit" has confessed to dozens of bank robberies in Southern California.

The robber in the heists demanded that bank tellers deposit cash in FedEx envelopes. FedEx is based in Memphis.

An F-B-I spokeswoman says Farzad Naroii was detained by U-S authorities while trying to enter the United States on foot at San Diego's San Ysidro border crossing Monday.

Investigators got their big break in June when Naroii, who was in the U-S illegally, left his cell phone behind in a heist of a bank north of San Diego. They used phone numbers to track his movements.

Naroii is an Iranian national who lives in Tijuana, Mexico. During five hours of questioning, he admitted to 43 bank robberies.

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