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Chicago man, 84, convicted in bank heist that mirrored movie
(2008-05-16)
(wgvu) - SAUGATUCK, Mich. (AP) - An 84-year-old Chicago man has pleaded
guilty to taking part in a 1991 stickup that mirrored a Hollywood
movie and netted $359,628 from a Michigan bank.
Carmine Jannece eluded authorities for 17 years before his
February arrest in Chicago.
The Grand Rapids Press says Jannece and three other men robbed
the Citizens Trust and Savings Bank in Saugatuck while wearing
masks of ex-presidents.
It happened two months after release of the Patrick Swayze-Keanu
Reeves movie "Point Break." In the movie, a gang robs banks while
wearing masks of presidents Johnson, Nixon, Carter and Reagan.
Jannece's coconspirators were arrested earlier. Jannece faces up
to nine years in prison when he's sentenced July 25 in Illinois
federal court.
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