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'Stun-Gun Bandit' Arrested; Robbed Bank Where He Has Account

Surveillance footage shows the "Stun-Gun Bandit" (via LAPD)
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LAPD detectives arrested the man they'd nicknamed the "Stun-Gun Bandit" during the course of an investigation yesterday, according to a news release. Lester Robert Evans, 68, was on parole for a bank robbery, and has been tied to a December boutique robbery during which "the suspect was captured on video shocking the young clerk with a stun gun."Authorities had been called to investigate a bank robbery, and were led to Evans' apartment based on their broadcast of the suspect's description on the radio. The detectives "went to his apartment in the 400 block of East 7th Street in Skid Row," shortly after the robbery, "and found Evans in the company of a woman. Detectives searched the apartment and seized evidence that linked the parolee to the bank robbery as well as the boutique robbery."

“We had a feeling this guy would surface eventually,” said Lt. Paul Vernon, who is in charge of detectives in downtown Los Angeles. “It just turns out he decided to rob a bank where he had his account.”

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