"Old Man" Bank Robber Turns Out To Be Norman Teen

Monday, August 4th 2014, 5:31 pm
By: News 9

The FBI calls him the "old man" masked robber. Now, Cleveland County Prosecutors are unveiling who's behind that mask, filing two counts of first-degree robbery.

Andrew Wilson, 17, is charged as a youthful offender. He is accused of wearing an old man's mask, a sport coat, and gloves in a series of bank robberies in Oklahoma and Cleveland Counties in 2014.

On February 26, 2014, Wilson allegedly robbed the IBC Bank at 2301 N. Portland in Oklahoma City. Surveillance cameras capture several images of the robbery. Two months later, April 26, 2014, Wilson admitted to using the same disguise to rob the IBC Bank at 513 N.E. 12th Street in Moore. The Midfirst Bank at 1037 S.W. 19th Street in Moore was allegedly the last in the series of robberies.

Investigators claim Wilson stole $8,205.00. In each incident, he gave the bank tellers handwritten notes that stated, "I have a gun in my pocket...get the money out of the drawer."

Witnesses told investigators the robber "thanked" the tellers and told them to have a great day. In one case, witnesses said he also took a sucker from the counter after collecting the cash.

His getaway car, a silver 2004 Honda Accord, was also concealed.

"The vehicle he used had a stolen license plate on it so they had a plate number but they weren't able to connect the vehicle to the license plate," Greg Mashburn, Cleveland County District Attorney said Wilson was not considered a suspect in the investigation until he turned himself in.

“He was able to make it for a few months, but typical with cases like these, they end up breaking, eventually. So, it was probably only a matter of time before law enforcement got him tracked down,” said Mashburn.

Mashburn explained Wilson handed over his disguise and $6,825 to authorities and told them he never actually had a gun on him during the robberies.

"He's a good kid, a good student," Gary James, Wilson's defense attorney said his client does not have a criminal history, " he voluntarily contacted authorities because he is trying to do what's right."

Wilson is expected to turn himself in tomorrow on the charges filed in Cleveland County.

The case in Oklahoma County is currently under review by Oklahoma District Attorney David Prater who said he anticipates charges will be filed soon.