Michael Francis Mara, Reputed 'Granddad Bandit,' Busted After 25 Bank Robberies
Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 11:46 am
|Through 25 robberies, Michael Mara did little to conceal his identity, yet managed to keep holding up banks over a 2-year period|
That ended yesterday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It seems a tipster identified 52-year-old Michael Francis Mara as the culprit. After a 6-hour standoff in which Mara refused to come out of his home, he finally relented and was taken into custody.
Mara had the ideal job for being a roaming bank robber. He worked for a transportation company that took him around the country. While he's only been charged with one count of robbery so far, the counts will likely balloon as prosecutors sharpen their pencils.
See our last tale of aging bank robbers: Peter Lawrence, 71 and Wheelchair-Bound, Robs Bank to Get Prison Health Care.