LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A Lancaster man who allegedly followed elderly bank customers back to their homes and robbed them was behind bars on Tuesday, according to a sheriff’s spokesman.

Lee Jones, 41, is suspected in at least four holdups, sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker said.

Jones was arrested Friday on suspicion of an unrelated crime, then linked to two robberies in Glendale and one each in Acton and Stevenson Ranch, Parker said.

“The suspect watched the elderly victims make withdrawals and followed them to their residences,” Parker said. “As the victims got out of their car, the suspect approached them and stole the withdrawal using physical force.”

Detectives seized a black Dodge Charger believed to have been used in the Stevenson Ranch crime, which occurred Thursday, he said.

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Comments (3)
  1. Mrs. Agnes Willamett says:

    Those people are prone to violence. Glad he didn’t seriously hurt anyone.

  2. Matt says:

    Elderly victims are the object of increasing crime from robbers, stores, vehicle dealerships, banks, public transportation drivers, care-givers, landlords, and even their own family who neglects them. Legislators need to impose extra punishment when an elderly or person with physical/mental disabilities is the victim. Educate yourselves about the laws in place under Americans with Disabilities.

  3. Righty McFreedom says:

    ADA is a joke.

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