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"Granddad Bandit" Michael Mara to Plead Guilty to Bank Robberies in Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas

An older man, bald and bespectacled, does not try to hide his identity when walks into banks and hands demanding notes to the tellers. The so-called "Granddad Bandit" is thought to have robbed 26 banks in 12 states in the last two years, according to CBS affiliate WKYT. The notorious bank robber is wanted in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Florida, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Virginia. KPIX

"Granddad Banit" Michael Mara to Plead Guilty to Bank Robberies in Virginia
Michael Mara (KPIX)
RICHMOND, Va. (CBS/AP) The 53-year-old man dubbed the "Granddad Bandit" by the FBI will plead guilty to multiple bank robbery counts on Feb. 10, according to the federal prosecutor's office in Richmond.

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Elizabeth Wilson of the federal public defender's office confirmed Wednesday that Michael Francis Mara will plead guilty, but would not discuss details of the case.

Mara, who is suspected in 25 bank robberies in 13 states, is charged with two robberies in Virginia and has apparently agreed to plead guilty in Richmond to four robberies in Alabama and one in Arkansas.

The stocky, balding Louisiana man with graying hair was captured at his home in Baton Rouge Aug. 11 after the FBI and police received a tip from someone who identified Mara as the "Granddad Bandit" and gave authorities photographs to match bank surveillance videos.

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