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Senior Citizen With Oxygen Tank Robs Bank

Times must be really hard. A man described as 70- to 80-years-old walked into a San Diego bank today and robbed the place of an undisclosed amount of cash. He was actually seen with an oxygen tank and a tube running to his nose.

Witnesses, apparently, did not recount seeing a weapon. The FBI describes the suspect as 6 feet, 4 inches tall. He was wearing a blazer, slacks and prescription glasses when he walked into the San Diego National Bank branch at 7877 Ivanhoe Ave. in the community of La Jolla about 10:10 a.m.

It's not clear if the man complained that it was too cold, kept asking the teller to speak up, or smelled of vitamins and mothballs. We're imagining him to be something like the Uncle Junior character from the Sopranos, but who knows, he could be someone's desperate grandfather. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the FBI at 858-565-1255.

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