FBI captures 'Grandad Bandit' after stand-off
Published 13/08/2010 | 05:00
THE MAN dubbed the 'Grandad Bandit' by the FBI and suspected in 25 bank robberies across 13 US states has been captured at his home after a lengthy stand-off that ended peacefully, authorities said.
Police and FBI surrounded the home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and nearly six hours later walked out with a stocky, balding man with greying hair and glasses, who was surrounded by officers and put into a police car.
The FBI identified him to the public for the first time as 52-year-old Michael Francis Mara and arrested him, charging him with robbing a bank in Richmond, Virginia.
Last week, the FBI posted pictures of Mr Mara on billboards across the country.