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Could it be Whitey?

February 17, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Bulger, a legendary figure in Boston’s underworld, has been on the run for over a decade.
The Los Angeles Times reported that investigators are working on a theory that the “Senior Citizen” bank robber is possibly the man who has been a long time top-tier figure in the FBI’s most wanted list.
A series of bank robberies in Orange County has been attributed to the elderly robber.
The FBI has not completely ruled out the possibility that Bulger has resurfaced, and is in need of some hard cash.
A small caliber handgun has been the weapon used by the man in the various robberies.
Investigators are certain of one thing: the robber does have a criminal past because, they say, people who have been straight all their lives do not cross the law in this way so late in life.
The Orange County bandit is believed to be in his seventies. Bulger is now 75, and marked ten years as a member of the FBI’s top ten most wanted at the end of 2004.
Investigators in Boston marked the moment by displaying new age-enhanced photos of Bulger as well as his reputed girlfriend, Catherine Greig.
Bulger is wanted in the deaths of 19 people between 1973 and 1985. One case involves the murder of John McIntyre, an admitted IRA gunrunner who disappeared in November of 1984.
The last believed sighting of Bulger was in London in September 2002. There was an earlier reported sighting in 2000 — and that was in Orange County a short while after Bulger was given top billing on the television show “America’s Most Wanted.”
The Boston Globe has reported that a task force of investigators from a number of law enforcement agencies has chased 100 men believed to be Bulger on five continents, only to discover they were look-alikes.

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