Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Elderly Robbers Still Got It

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – You don’t necessarily have to be young and quick to rob a bank.

In fact, in the last week, two banks in San Diego have been held up by elders in their 70s, one of whom was hooked up to an oxygen tank.

These men aren’t the first oldies to attempt bank robberies.

There’s J.L. Hunter Roundtree, a.k.a. “Red”, who robbed a bank in Texas several years ago at age 91, possibly making him the oldest bank robber in U.S. history.

In the 1980s, there was a group of elderly thieves known as the “Over-The-Hill-Gang” who robbed supermarkets in Massachusetts.

Another man named Forrest Tucker robbed banks until he was 78 as a means of funding his retirement.

Finally, “The Carrot Gang,” comprised of folks in their mid-70s and 60s robbed 14 banks in Germany at one point.

The pensioners boosted their incomes by robbing banks with menacing vegetables in their pockets.

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