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'Golden Years Bandit' suspect in FBI custody

Police are searching for a bank robbery suspect dubbed as the "Golden Years" bandit. The suspect, who is described to be in his 50s or 60s, has been linked to three bank robberies since March.

October 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A suspect alleged to be the "Golden Years Bandit" was taken into federal custody on Tuesday after he was arrested on an unrelated charge.William McCormick Jr., 59, of El Monte was arrested on Oct. 6 on suspicion of domestic violence.

Notes similar to the ones used by the bandit were found on McCormick at the time of the arrest, prompting deputies with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department to contact the FBI.

After he was released on bail from the sheriff's department, McCormick was arrested on the federal charge of robbing a Chase bank in Alhambra on Sept. 23.

Although McCormick is facing one bank robbery charge, he is suspected in five other bank heists in 2010 in Alhambra, Rosemead and Bellflower.

City News Service contributed to this report.


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