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Old 06-24-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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So, I must admit I was truly shocked when I learned that after 16 years, he was captured....I certainly believed he was alive but I did not think he would be found -- it is fascinating to listen to all of the video comments and to read the different articles -- so, what is going to happen? Will he really be tried? And his partner?

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Old 06-24-2011, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Pacific Beach/San Diego
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The rumor right now is that he could be the Geezer Bandit, a well known, supposedly senior citizen (although some wonder if it is a younger man just wearing a mask) bankrobber who has robbed over 15 banks in Southern California the last few years.
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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Of course he will be tried, he was America's #1 most wanted and he killed 19 people (and corrupted FBI agents - or should I say they corrupted themselves). They're not going to pass on him because of his age.

It is fascinating though.
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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The rumor right now is that he could be the Geezer Bandit, a well known, supposedly senior citizen (although some wonder if it is a younger man just wearing a mask) bankrobber who has robbed over 15 banks in Southern California the last few years.
I doubt he would take that chance and I'm sure he didn't need the money.
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:33 PM
 
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That would be a riot, well, sort of, if he was that bandit -- but I understand he was found, in additional w/lots of weapons, over $800K - hmmm, I wonder how he did make a living...
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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That would be a riot, well, sort of, if he was that bandit -- but I understand he was found, in additional w/lots of weapons, over $800K - hmmm, I wonder how he did make a living...
Racketeering, drugs, fixing horse races etc., read his story on America's Most Wanted, he controlled the mob in Boston for around 20 years
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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Hi adventuregurl -- I did not mean how he made his living before [smile], I meant over the past 16 years.....
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:39 AM
 
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Hi adventuregurl -- I did not mean how he made his living before [smile], I meant over the past 16 years.....
I figured he had enough from before to keep himself, he did live in a rent controlled building for almost the whole time.

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Old 06-26-2011, 11:14 AM
 
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Probably another reason he was not a "frequent flyer" either - those suitcases would have been pretty heavy and with xrays at airports, massive amounts of cash would have had to be lots of explaining [smile]...

of course, there is always the fact that with a different identity[ies] bank accounts/safe deposit boxes -- even storage units, I trust could have held that luggage. Yet, given his background, I would also think he might not trust too many people [smile] either to have that luggage out of his sight. Not sure how one travels with lots of weapons though.
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:16 AM
 
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Oops, meant to add..not sure exactly what the point is to hurt his brother [former pres of UMass]..the search and capture of Whitey is one thing...his brother was not part and parcel to that lifestyle.
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