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Arizona police arrest 80-year-old man in armed bank robbery

January 15, 2018

This Sunday, Jan. 15, 2018 photo released by the Tucson Police Department shows suspect Robert Francis Krebs, an 80-year-old man they say robbed a credit union at gunpoint. Police announced Sunday that a tip led to the arrest of Krebs after police circulated surveillance photos of him entering the Pyramid Credit Union and at a teller's window. They say Krebs had a handgun, demanded money from the teller and was given cash before running out of the bank. (Tucson Police Department via AP)

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Arizona have arrested an 80-year-old man they say robbed a credit union at gunpoint.

Tucson police said Sunday that a tip led to the arrest of Robert Francis Krebs after authorities circulated surveillance photos of him entering the Pyramid Credit Union and at a teller’s window. They say Krebs had a handgun, demanded money from the teller and was given cash before running out of the bank.

Police released the photos after Friday’s robbery. A local hotel clerk called police Saturday to report a man that looked like the one in the photos had tried to cash a check.

Police began checking nearby hotels and located Krebs. He was booked into jail on two counts of armed robbery.

It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

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