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Elderly Man Who Claims He’s Dying Arrested in Illinois for Robbing Bank

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Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A 73-year-old man who robbed a bank in Illinois, saying he only had six months to live, was charged Monday and could spend the rest of his life behind bars, the Chicago Tribune reports [2].

Walter Unbehaun, of Rock Hill, N.C., was arrested by FBI agents and local police outside of a hotel in North Chicago Sunday, a day after the bank robbery.

The Tribune wrote that Unbehaun is accused of walking into a bank with a silver gun tucked into his waistband and demanding money from a teller.

“This is a hold up. I have nothing to lose,” he said, according to the teller.

Unbehaun left with $4,178 in cash, the Tribune reported.