88-year-old financial institution robber heads to jail after focusing on two establishments over 4 days | EUROtoday

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

An 88-year-old man will head to jail for robbing two Montana banks.

Steven Whitecloud, 88, was sentenced to 2 years in jail and three years supervised launch for the robberies, a federal decide in Montana dominated this week. He beforehand pleaded responsible to his roles within the heists.

Co-defendant Patrick Justice, 26, was beforehand sentenced to 2 years in jail for his position.

On August 24, 2023, Justice entered a Billings U.S. Bank and gave the teller a observe demanding cash. He acquired the funds and fled the realm in a Ford Taurus.

Four days later, Justice went right into a Billings Wells Fargo Bank demanding cash. He additionally informed the teller he was “strapped,” which the employee took to imply the suspect had a gun, prosecutors mentioned.

Justice acquired the cash and fled in a Taurus. Responding officers noticed the inexperienced Taurus and tried to tug it over. But it sped away.

After a chase, officers acquired the automobile to cease and located Justice and Whitecloud inside.

Whitecloud informed officers he urged the 2 rob banks, as he had executed previously, as a option to generate profits.

Whitecloud was convicted in 2008 of financial institution theft, prosecutors mentioned. He mentioned he informed Justice easy methods to rob a financial institution and acted because the getaway driver.

In addition to the jail sentence, the federal decide ordered Whitecloud to pay $3,092 in restitution.