Sport coat wearing 84-year-old robs bank at gunpoint, will now spend decades in prison

Source: MEGA; Tuscon police

Aug. 19 2021, Published 1:40 p.m. ET

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An 80-year-old man will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars for robbing a bank at gunpoint.

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Robert Krebs, 84, was sentenced by a federal judge in Arizona to 21 years in prison for the 2018 robbery of a Tucson, Arizona bank.

According to FBI investigators, on Jan. 12 a credit union was robbed. The suspect, who wore no disguise, approached the bank teller counter and carried a black messenger bag. The robber put another bag on the counter and told the teller to give him money and not to use any alarms.

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The suspect also put a black handgun, later identified as BB gun, on the counter and pointed it at the teller.


The worker gave about $4,000 and then the suspect moved to the next teller to make the same demand. In total, the suspect got about $8,000 in the robbery.

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After getting the money, the suspect fled the bank. Investigators reviewed footage from inside the bank and saw the suspect wearing large-rimmed, brown reading glasses and a sports coat.

The next day, police identified the suspect at Krebs and arrested him. Authorities searched Krebs’ hotel room and found a BB gun and about $7,500.


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