updated 9/23/2010 6:25:27 PM ET 2010-09-23T22:25:27

The so-called "toilet-paper bandit" has pleaded guilty to attempted robbery in Lincoln. Sentencing is set Oct. 28 for 29-year-old Joshua F. Nelson, of Lincoln. Nelson made his plea Wednesday in Lincoln County District Court after an agreement with prosecutors, who had lowered the charge and dismissed a weapons count.

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Nelson faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.

Police said Nelson concealed his face by wrapping his head with toilet paper to rob a Lincoln convenience store on April 24. He was armed with a knife, but no one was hurt in the robbery.

Prosecutor Andrew Jacobsen told the Lincoln Journal Star that on May 2 a man found a roll of coins, a knife and a prescription pill bottle with Nelson's name on it. That led investigators to Nelson.

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