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Elderly bank robber pleads guilty to lesser charges in the South Cariboo

86-year old Alexander Bird pled guilty to one count each of mischief and theft over $5,000 and is due back in provincial court in Williams Lake on November 24th to fix a date for sentencing.

Bird was charged with committing a robbery where a firearm was used, careless use of a firearm, and possession of a firearm without a license.

100 Mile House RCMP were called to the CIBC bank back on June 3rd of 2019.

Police say a suspect entered the bank and produced a rifle and a shopping bag demanding that it be filled.

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After receiving the cash, an elderly man is then accused of placing the loaded .22 calibre rifle on the counter before leaving.

Police say his vehicle was photographed and an arrest was made when it was spotted a short time later.

 

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