59-year-old gets 5 years for Calif. bank heists

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Posted: Mar 08, 2011 11:13 AM
59-year-old gets 5 years for Calif. bank heists

A federal judge has sentenced Southern California's "Golden Years Bandit" to five years in prison.

The judge at Monday's sentencing in Los Angeles also ordered 59-year-old William McCormick Jr. of El Monte to pay $26,700 in restitution for the bank heists last year.

The Pasadena Star-News says McCormick pleaded guilty in December to robbing banks in Rosemead, San Gabriel and Alhambra. The FBI dubbed him the "Golden Years Bandit."

Agents are still looking for another elder bank robber dubbed the "Geezer Bandit." Witnesses estimate that the man who has robbed more than a dozen banks is between 60 and 70 years old.

The FBI says it has seen an increase in the number of older bank robbers.

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Information from: Pasadena Star-News, http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/