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1265413 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-12-10 01:32:45.0 UTC 2012-12-09T20:32:45.000-05:00 already-on-probation-for-bank-robbery-man-accused-of-another-in-port-richey Published 2012-12-10 03:29:03.0 UTC 2012-12-09T22:29:03.000-05:00 news/publicsafety/crime DTI 100644989 PORT RICHEY — It didn't take long for aging bank robber Harold Van Horn to land in jail again. The 69-year-old Van Horn emerged from the Tarpon Springs Work Release Center only a month ago, but was back behind bars Sunday, facing a charge of robbing the Capital City Bank on Tuesday. Pasco County sheriff's deputies say Van Horn wore a mustache, sunglasses, gloves and a green sweatshirt when he walked into the bank at 10290 Regency Park Blvd. at 12:25 p.m. that day, demanding money. He left with an undisclosed amount of money and fled on a bicycle, a report said. He did not use a weapon. Then Sunday morning, Port Richey police received a call about a suspicious person at the Walmart at 8701 U.S. 19. They said they found Van Horn when they arrived and he matched the description of a man wanted by the Sheriff's Office in the bank robbery. He was arrested about 11 a.m., charged with one count of robbery without a weapon. Van Horn, of the River Side Inn in New Port Richey, was already serving probation for three bank robberies in Hudson and Port Richey in December 2009, according to prison records. He made off with $5,750 from all three heists. He hit one bank — Regions Bank on Embassy Boulevard in Port Richey — twice. Van Horn pleaded guilty to the robberies and was sentenced to three years, four months in prison. He got out Nov. 3 to serve five years of probation, according to prison records. On Sunday, he was being held at the Land O'Lakes jail on $50,000 bail. News researcher John Martin contributed to this report. Rich Shopes can be reached at rshopes@tampabay.com or (813) 661-2454. By Rich Shopes, Times Staff Writer Pasco,News,Public Safety,Crime,breaking-news Already on probation for bank robbery, man accused of another in Port Richey RSHOPESN Police say a man held up a bank 31 days after being released on probation for robbing 3 others. 4STB Main djj0vdtqqyk9 djj0v Bank robber accused of returning to old habits port richey 3 bankrobber121012.4st Bank robber accused of returning to old habits 2012-12-10 05:00:00.0 UTC 2012-12-10T00:00:00.000-05:00 false templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2012/12/09/100644989-already-on-probation-for-bank-robbery-man-accused-of-another-in-port-richey StaffArticle news,public safetyPublic Safetynews,public safety,crimeCrimePORT RICHEY — It didn't take long for aging bank robber Harold Van Horn to land in jail again.Pasco,News,Public Safety,Crime,breaking-newsPasco,News,Public Safety,Crime,breaking-newsRich Shopes 1273488 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2013-02-02 21:21:26.0 UTC 2013-02-02T16:21:26.000-05:00 rich-shopes published Rich Shopes <p>Rich Shopes is a reporter for the <i>Tampa Bay Times</i> covering government and politics in Pasco County.</p><p>Before coming to Florida in 1999, he lived in Philadelphia and New Jersey. He worked at the <i>Tampa Tribune</i> before joining the <i>Times</i> in 2012 to cover Plant City. He currently lives in Manatee County with his lovely wife, Sandy, and their squirrel-obsessed Norfolk terrier, Charley.</p> Times Staff Writer writers DTI 99085482 Rich Shopes is a reporter for the Tampa Bay Times covering government and politics in Pasco County. Before coming to Florida in 1999, he lived in Philadelphia and New Jersey. He worked at the Tampa Tribune before joining the Times in 2012 to cover Plant City. He currently lives in Manatee County with his lovely wife, Sandy, and their squirrel-obsessed Norfolk terrier, Charley. <p>Phone: (727) 869-6236</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:rshopes@tampabay.com">rshopes@tampabay.com</a> </p> 1 /resources/images/dti/2013/02/Shopes_Rich_wp_9833369.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/99085482-rich-shopes AuthorProfile <span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">RICH SHOPES</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times Staff Writer 2284754 2016-07-09 02:47:59.0 UTC 2 Months Ago police-searching-for-new-port-richey-bank-robber news/publicsafety/crime Police searching for New Port Richey bank robber StaffArticle 2287697 2016-08-01 20:22:08.0 UTC 4 Weeks Ago police-arrest-man-in-northwest-tampa-bank-robbery news/publicsafety/crime Police arrest man in northwest Tampa bank robbery StaffArticle 2265757 2016-02-17 20:24:28.0 UTC 6 Months Ago port-richey-man-held-on-charge-of-attempted-murder news/publicsafety/crime Port Richey man held on charge of attempted murder StaffArticle <p>PORT RICHEY — It didn't take long for aging bank robber Harold Van Horn to land in jail again.</p> <p>The 69-year-old Van Horn emerged from the Tarpon Springs Work Release Center only a month ago, but was back behind bars Sunday, facing a charge of robbing the Capital City Bank on Tuesday.</p> <p>Pasco County sheriff's deputies say Van Horn wore a mustache, sunglasses, gloves and a green sweatshirt when he walked into the bank at 10290 Regency Park Blvd. at 12:25 p.m. that day, demanding money.</p> <p>He left with an undisclosed amount of money and fled on a bicycle, a report said. He did not use a weapon. </p> <p>Then Sunday morning, Port Richey police received a call about a suspicious person at the Walmart at 8701 U.S. 19. </p> <p>They said they found Van Horn when they arrived and he matched the description of a man wanted by the Sheriff's Office in the bank robbery. He was arrested about 11 a.m., charged with one count of robbery without a weapon.</p> <p>Van Horn, of the River Side Inn in New Port Richey, was already serving probation for three bank robberies in Hudson and Port Richey in December 2009, according to prison records. He made off with $5,750 from all three heists. He hit one bank — Regions Bank on Embassy Boulevard in Port Richey — twice.</p> <p>Van Horn pleaded guilty to the robberies and was sentenced to three years, four months in prison. He got out Nov. 3 to serve five years of probation, according to prison records.</p> <p>On Sunday, he was being held at the Land O'Lakes jail on $50,000 bail.</p> <p><i>News researcher John Martin contributed to this report. Rich Shopes can be reached at rshopes@tampabay.com or (813) 661-2454.</i></p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:39:26