South Carolina man, 86, caught after allegedly robbing bank, making slow getaway

An  86-year-old man was arrested for robbing a bank one mile from the crime scene as he tried to make a not-so-hasty getaway.

Gilbert Paul Ware entered a Bank of America in South Carolina Monday morning wearing a mask and waving a firearm. He demanded money from employees, a release from the Greenville Police Department said.

Gilbert Ware

Gilbert Ware

“Ware then left the property, but did not get far,” the release said. Witnesses gave officers a description of Ware and his vehicle and police caught up to him within minutes at a traffic stop. They recovered his weapon and the stolen money.

Ware was stopped at an intersection about a mile from the crime scene, officials said. No one was injured during the robbery or the arrest.

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Ware has been charged with bank robbery and more charges are expected to follow.