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UPDATE: 80-year-old armed robbery suspect has a checkered past

The Tucson Police Department said this man robbed a credit union near the Tucson Mall Friday, Jan. 12. (Source: Tucson Police Department) The Tucson Police Department said this man robbed a credit union near the Tucson Mall Friday, Jan. 12. (Source: Tucson Police Department)
TPD arrested 80-year-old Robert Francis Krebs in connection an armed robbery at the Pyramid Federal Credit Union on Oracle Road. (Source: Tucson Police Department). TPD arrested 80-year-old Robert Francis Krebs in connection an armed robbery at the Pyramid Federal Credit Union on Oracle Road. (Source: Tucson Police Department).
The Tucson Police Department said this man robbed a credit union near the Tucson Mall Friday, Jan. 12. (Source: Tucson Police Department) The Tucson Police Department said this man robbed a credit union near the Tucson Mall Friday, Jan. 12. (Source: Tucson Police Department)
Authorities are investigating an armed robbery at a credit union near the Tucson Mall on Friday, Jan. 12. (Source: Google Maps) Authorities are investigating an armed robbery at a credit union near the Tucson Mall on Friday, Jan. 12. (Source: Google Maps)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Tucson Police Department said an elderly man was arrested for an armed robbery that occurred on Friday, Jan. 12.

TPD arrested 80-year-old Robert Francis Krebs in connection an armed robbery at the Pyramid Federal Credit Union on Oracle Road. 

TPD said Krebs was armed with a handgun and demanded money from the teller. He was given an undisclosed amount of money and was last seen running from the bank on foot.

On Saturday, Jan. 13, an employee at a local-area hotel called 911 to report that they had spotted the suspect earlier in the day. TPD said a witness saw Krebs attempting to check in at the hotel but ended up leaving the property without doing so. Later that day, the employee saw a social media post and recognized Krebs as the same man from earlier in the day.

Krebs was booked into the Pima County Jail on two counts of armed robbery.

There appears to be more to the 80-year-old armed robbery suspect than meets the eye though.  

Krebs was also a suspect in a $3.3 million robbery that occurred back in the 80s at the First National Bank of Arizona in Tucson. At the time it was the largest bank heist in U.S. history.  According to a UPI article he escaped Arizona law enforcement on his way to a lie detector test.

His criminal past goes back even further than the 80s though, according to the UPI article Krebs was arrested in 1965 by Scotland Yard after questioning him about his passport.  At the time authorities in Illinois were searching for him in connection to the robbery of Manufacturers National Bank, where more than $72,000 was reportedly stolen.  

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