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Irreconcilable Differences Prompting Divorces & California Bank Robberies?

The Weird Case of the "Irreconcilable Differences Bandit"


Irreconcilable differences are often cited as a reason for divorce... and now a string of bank robberies? That's right! A California man has been dubbed the "Irreconcilable Differences Bandit" after explaining to a bank teller that he was getting divorced and then robbing the bank.

The "Irreconcilable Differences Bandit" is wanted in connection with five California bank robberies since December 22nd, according to a story in the Pasadena Star-News. During one of the robberies, this middle-aged, white man approached a teller and started talking about his pending California divorce. He specifically told the teller that he needed help wiring money without his wife's California divorce lawyer finding out.

According to an FBI agent quoted in the story, the "Irreconcilable Differences Bandit" then passed a note demanding money and said that he had a gun and a bomb. The teller quickly complied with the request, and the bank robber sped off with an undisclosed amount of money in a late model Honda Accord. Thankfully and luckily for everyone involved, there were no reported injuries.

California law enforcement believes that the "Irreconcilable Differences Bandit" began his string of robberies on December 22nd when he hit a Bank of America in Beverly Hills. The elusive robber then "visited" a Wells Fargo bank in Glendale a week later before striking on three straight days in early January. The "Irreconcilable Differences Bandit" is wanted for the January 3rd robbery of a Citibank in Santa Monica, the January 4th robbery of another Bank of America, this time in Pasadena, and the January 5th robbery of a World Savings Bank in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles.

Police have also developed a physical description of the suspect. The "Irreconcilable Differences Bandit" is believed to be between the ages of 45 and 50 years old. He is about 5-foot-8 and weighs anywhere from 150 to 175 points. According to eyewitness reports detailed in the story, he was last seen wearing aviator-style sun glasses, a polo shirt and a nylon jacket. Witnesses of one robbery have said that this man did brandish a revolver, so the "Irreconcilable Differences Bandit" should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have any more information about the whereabouts of this suspect, call the FBI at (310) 477-6565.

The case of the "Irreconcilable Differences Bandit" is a strange, frightening and dramatic example of the divorce process causing way too much stress! Divorces may be complicated by not only one's feelings for his or her spouse, but also other considerations like child support, child custody, property division and finances, which, according to this robber, is a big holdup in his California divorce.

Dealing with a divorce may be an extremely difficult experience, which further depicts how a divorce attorney may be a valuable asset in your situation. A local divorce lawyer may calmly assess your situation, explain your legal rights and options, and help you determine what options may be next.

Let the case of the "Irreconcilable Differences Bandit" be a strong reminder of what not to do when going through a divorce! So if you are thinking about divorce or have already been served with California divorce papers, speak to a divorce attorney as soon as possible.

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