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Police arrest suspected bank robbery "old bandit"

Police arrested a man in Maryland who claimed to be responsible for a series of bank robbers. Authorities called the suspects "old bandits" — and those who claim they are responsible have a 45-year history of robbing banks.

Steven Gregory Gass
Stephen Gregory GasMontgomery County Police Station

Stephen Gregory Gas, 67, charged with several bank robbers, Montgomery County Policesaid Friday. A man in Frederick, Maryland, has been accused of attempting to seize Wells Fargo on July 14 and Troist Bank on June 18, along with a bank in Baltimore County.

Gas has a long history of bank robbery. He pleaded guilty to robbing 19 Florida banks in 2010, and police said one of Gas's first robbery banks was in Montgomery County in 1977.

Police said the suspect entered Bethesda's Troist in a large fisherman's hat and blue face mask, telling a handwritten note telling the robbery. I passed it to. Authorities claim he left the bank for a private amount.

An employee of Wells Fargo in Gaithersburg sounds a silent alarm and robs a white man wearing a light-colored fisherman's hat, sunglasses and a large face mask after entering the bank. , Handed the teller a handwritten note telling the police. He said. While the man left the bank without receiving money, police officers saw Gas leave the area and chased him to park-and-ride, where they arrested him, according to a news release from the department. ..

Police arrest suspected "old man bandit" bank robber
Montgomery County, Maryland Police have released this photo of a man they say is responsible for a series of bank robbers. ..Montgomery County Police Station

According to the FBI, more than 1,700 bank robbers occurred last year and federal crimes could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison. ..

Gas released from prison in 2019 for medical reasons was detained undetained in Montgomery County, police said Friday.

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