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80-year-old man busted robbing credit union at gunpoint

By Emily Lewis 4:00 AM January 16, 2018
Robert Krebs

Police in Arizona have arrested an elderly man for robbing a credit union at gunpoint.

Police in Tucson had released photos of the suspect and asked the public for help in identifying him.

After receiving tips from the public, officers arrested 80-year-old Robert Francis Krebs for the armed robbery.

Police said that at 4:00 p.m. Krebs entered the Pyramid Credit Union located at 4491 N. Oracle Road.

He was armed with a handgun and demanded money from a teller. Krebs received an undisclosed amount of money and he was seen running from the bank on foot.

An employee at a nearby hotel called 911 to report that the suspect was spotted earlier in the day. He had attempted to check into the hotel but ended up leaving the property without doing so.

Later that day, the employee saw a social media post and recognized the suspect as the same male from earlier in the day.

Officers began checking nearby hotels and motels and located the suspect. Krebs was booked into the Pima County Jail on two counts of armed robbery.