Romance novel model pleads guilty to bank robbery

David Byer (Michael Stokes Photography)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A romance novel cover model from California has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank and a convenience store in Connecticut.

The Greenwich Time reports 35-year-old David Byers, of San Diego, entered his guilty plea in Hartford Tuesday. Prosecutors say Byers robbed a Chase Bank twice and a Citgo gas station in Greenwich in April before leading police on a cross-country manhunt.

Related: Romance novel model denies robbing banks, convenience store

Police say he evaded officers in Pennsylvania and Arizona before his arrest in San Diego in May. Authorities believe Byers was also responsible for a series of robberies in New York.

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David Byer (Michael Stokes Photography)

The man is now facing up to 20 years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 18.

Related: Model wanted for Greenwich robberies arrested in San Diego area

A Los Angeles photographer previously said Byers has appeared on the covers of four romance novels.

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Information from: Greenwich Time, http://www.greenwichtime.com

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