Man Robs Bank After Gambling His Money Away

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email

News Release: Associated Press News

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) -- A 73-year-old man told authorities he robbed a Fort Pierce bank because he's on a fixed income and had gambled his money away on horses and Texas Hold `em.

St. Lucie County Sheriff's officials say he put black underwear over his face and took a loaded shotgun into a TD Bank on Wednesday.

The Palm Beach Post (http://bit.ly/1dRgH9W) reports the man ordered two bank employees out of their offices. He told them to go to the teller counter, where he placed a Wal-Mart bag on the counter and ordered them to fill it with cash.

He ordered employees to the ground and told them to count to 100.

A bank robbery detection device helped deputies track him down. He faces charges of armed robbery and aggravated battery with a weapon.


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