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Ex-LAPD detective suspected of being Snowbird Bandit was a heavy gambler, FBI says

Ex-LAPD detective suspected of being Snowbird Bandit was a heavy gambler, FBI says

Retired Los Angeles police Det. Randolph Bruce Adair lived on a modest pension. But he had a heavy gambling habit, according to a federal affidavit. And for investigators who suspect the white-haired 70-year-old of being the Snowbird Bandit responsible for five bank robberies, that goes a long way in explaining his motivation. Adair remained jailed Friday, days after his wife, daughter and son-in-law called authorities to report that he was the elusive bank robber, according to the affidavit filed in U.S. District Court. Adair’s family members saw recent news reports about the Snowbird Bandit and recognized the suspect in surveillance photographs. When Adair was arrested...

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