71-year-old bank robber jailed for 21 years

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The Independent US

A 71-year-old terminally ill man has been sentenced to 21 years in jail for holding up a bank in San Diego from his wheelchair. Judge Jeffrey Fraser said that Peter Lawrence could theoretically get out of prison at the age of 90, when he would no longer be a threat to the public. Lawrence told the judge he robbed the bank of more than $2,000 in the summer because he felt hopeless after being diagnosed with serious medical problems and was facing homelessness.