Law: Old Enough to Know Better

A stunning rise in crime by senior citizens creates a quandary

The pair of gray-haired men looked like any of the other retirees at a Publix Super Market in Hollywood, Fla. But when they reached the cashier, one abruptly pulled out a gun and demanded money. Loot in hand, the two fled from the store, jumped into a get away car, and were whisked away by another aging driver. The trio has played out that scene five times this year, knocking off Wells Fargo armored cars as well as supermarkets and a bank. They are still at large.

Such incidents recall the 1979...

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