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A man described as being 70 to 80 years old is suspected of robbing the La Jolla branch of San Diego National Bank on Saturday, September 12.

Clad in a beige-and-black-checkered blazer and wearing a black-white-and-beige-checkered golf hat, the man walked into the Ivanhoe Avenue bank branch at approximately 10:10 a.m. He approached a teller station and handed the teller a note demanding money.

Upon receiving a sum of money, the man escaped on foot. The robber was wearing an oxygen tank in an over-the-shoulder bag and had an oxygen tube affixed to his nose. The suspect is white, 6’4” tall, medium build, with liver spots on his skin. He wore a light-colored shirt and slacks as well as prescription eyeglasses.

“It’s very unusual,” says FBI special agent Darrell Foxworth. “I think it’s the first time this year we’ve had a suspect 70 to 80 years old.”

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SDaniels Sept. 15, 2009 @ 10:35 p.m.

Ma...gramps got out of his room again!

The first septuagenarian with oxygen tank just THIS YEAR? What's going on over at Casa Manana?


Joe Poutous Sept. 16, 2009 @ 7:08 a.m.

Reminds me of the father on that Brit comedy Keeping Up Appearances. That guy was always streaking or pulling a sword on someone.

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PistolPete Sept. 16, 2009 @ 1:39 p.m.

Good for him. We've continually robbed his generation. He's just returning the favor. Go grandpa go!


SDaniels Sept. 16, 2009 @ 3:08 p.m.

Seriously. That oxygen bill cannot be slight.


PistolPete Sept. 22, 2009 @ 10:20 a.m.

Almost sounds similar to my armed robbery....


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