Man disguised as senior citizen robs 2 banks
A Florida man in his 20s is facing charges after authorities say he disguised himself as a senior citizen to rob two banks.
Abraham Maghen, of Hollywood, allegedly held up two banks one week apart in South Florida this month, bagging some $50,000 in cash.
The first time, cops allege Maghen, 26, stole $10,000 from a Chase bank in Pembroke Pines, where the FBI said he was wearing an old man disguise when he pulled out a gun and demanded cash.
Agents believe he spent most of the money the following day at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, according to WSVN.
Then, this past Tuesday, the FBI says Maghen struck again when he allegedly held up a TD Bank in Boca Raton.
He allegedly told the teller: "My grandson is sick. I need $40,000 now. Hurry up, he's going to die."
A tracking device led investigators to a house where Maghen was renting a room, according to the FBI.
The owner of the Hollywood home where Maghen was living told reporters her tenant had recently been fired from his job as a loan officer for being constantly late to work.
Maghen recently relocated to South Florida from New York, according to the homeowner.
He is due in court next week.