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FBI captures 'Grandad Bandit' after stand-off

James Harod in Louisiana

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.

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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.

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