FBI: Authorities have arrested so-called 'Grandpa Bandit' - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

FBI: Authorities have arrested so-called 'Grandpa Bandit'

PERRY, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say they have arrested the so-called "Grandpa Bandit," a man in his mid-60s who is suspected in seven bank heists in Georgia and Tennessee.

The FBI says Bobby Joe Phillips was arrested Saturday morning without incident by a police officer in the central Georgia town of Perry.

Authorities say Phillips is suspected of robbing banks in the Georgia cities of Covington, Suwanee and Warner Robins.

He's also accused of robbing two banks in Knoxville, Tenn., two times each.

FBI Special Agent Gary Kidder has said the case is unusual because of Phillips' age -- and because he makes no effort to disguise himself during the robberies.

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