A cross-dressing bandit on skates who robbed a bank across the street from his home was sentenced to prison Friday.
Nino Leo Lanu, 32, was wearing a skirt, wig, makeup and fake breasts as he brandished a replica gun while robbing a National Australia Bank branch in the southern city of Melbourne in February, a prosecutor told the County Court of Victoria state.
Lanu, a regular branch customer, rolled away on inline skates with $18,260 in cash.
Lanu pleaded guilty to armed robbery, a firearm offense and growing cannabis. He was sentenced to six years in prison with a non-parole period of 42 months.
Judge John Smallwood described the crime as premeditated and serious, although he accepted Lanu was an “emotionally and socially disconnected young man.”