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'Same old' for bank-robbing limo driver

SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 (UPI) -- A San Francisco limo driver recently released from state prison for bank robbery has been charged with using his employer's car to pull another heist.

Police said a man entered a bank Tuesday afternoon, jumped the counter and demanded money before running out. Witnesses saw a brand new limousine squeal away, and wrote down its license number.

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Within 10 minutes, the car was stopped, and Roy Westry, 45, was arrested on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Westry has worked for the limousine service since being released from state prison in January. He had served about five years for bank robbery, and was on federal probation.

John Butler, manager of the limo service said Westry had worked for the company in 2001, but left, saying he had found another job. Butler was the one who hired him back.

"We didn't know he had done any prison time," Butler said.

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