AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Charges connected to an additional bank robbery in Whittier were dismissed before deliberations began. All the bank employees and customers who testified during Armijo’s four-day trial in Torrance Superior Court had identified the registered sex offender as the robber. The jury also found to be true an allegation that he used a gun in one of the holdups. Armijo returns to Judge James Brandlin’s courtroom Dec. 13 for sentencing to an expected 150 years to life in prison, according to Deputy District Attorney Steve Schreiner. Armijo earned his nickname from law enforcement officials poking fun at grammatical errors in the demand notes he used during most the heists. By Denise Nix STAFF WRITER Jurors deliberated for a little more than an hour Tuesday before returning guilty verdicts on five counts in the trial of the so-called English Major Bandit bank robber. Robert Armijo, 42, of Long Beach robbed two Torrance banks on Feb. 17 and three others before then, including one in Gardena. He was arrested after police identified him from a cellular telephone he dropped while fleeing the second Torrance robbery, at the Union Bank at 24030 Hawthorne Blvd. About 25 minutes before that crime, he held up the Citibank at 2700 Pacific Coast Highway. A security surveillance camera captured the robbery on tape, which the jury of 10 men and two women watched. Armijo was put under surveillance, then arrested while possibly casing another bank. Also arrested and charged was Gary Cruz, 46, of Long Beach, the getaway driver. Cruz previously pleaded no contest to two charges and is serving 11years in state prison. Armijo denied involvement when he was first arrested. But when confronted with still photographs from the surveillance camera, he admitted it was him. The other bank robberies were at the California Bank in Gardena on Jan. 8, an IndyMac Bank in Covina on Feb. 8 and an IndyMac Bank in Artesia on Jan. 16. Armijo’s criminal history includes convictions for voluntary manslaughter, aiding and abetting a sexual assault, robberies, burglaries and narcotics violations, according to court and prison records. [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!