John Dougherty: 73-year-old man charged with robbing Fort Pierce bank

Tells officials 'times are tough for seniors'

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Sheriff Ken Mascara credited witnesses for aiding deputies in the apprehension of a senior citizen armed with a shotgun who robbed a bank about 1 p.m. Wednesday.

John Dougherty, 73, was charged with the crime at TD Bank in Lakewood Park, the Sheriff's Office said.

Dougherty made a statement to deputies that "times are tough for seniors" when he was taken into custody on Kings Highway near St. Lucie Boulevard, officials said.

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