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Little Old Lady Robs Pima County Bank With Handgun -- and Gets Away

Once you hit a certain age, it's important to stay active.

While many of those in the twilight of their lives often opt for things like BINGO, bird watching, and knitting, a Pima County woman has taken up a different hobby: armed bank robbery.

According to the Pima County Sheriff's Office, a woman, believed to be between the ages of 60 and 70 years old, went into the Bank of the West in the 3,000 block of South Kinney Road yesterday afternoon, flashed a piece, and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash..

PCSO spokesman Jason Ogan tells New Times that about 3 p.m. yesterday, granny walked into the bank and presented the teller with a demand note.

Then she pulled out a gun. How the teller didn't burst out laughing, we don't know. Rather, the teller complied with the elderly robber's demands and handed over the cash.

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The woman then left the bank and drove off in a in a white 2000 Hyundai Tiburon two-door coupe with a spoiler and dark-tinted windows.

The woman is described as a white female, about 5-foot-6, and, as we already mentioned, about 60 to 70 years old -- not sure we can highlight that fact enough.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Burns at the PCSO. His number is 520 351 4592.

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