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After 2 years on the run, Irish "Ho Hum Bandit" was shopped by his ex

He apparently thought he might win her back if he showed her his photo on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. Bless.

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IRISHMAN ADAM Lynch, who was wanted for two years by the FBI on suspicion of carrying out up to 24 bank robberies, is to stand trial on 27 June – after he was turned in by his American ex-girlfriend.

The so-called “Ho-Hum Bandit” – who was given the nickname because he often yawned and appeared bored during robberies – allegedly confessed his crimes over a drink in an Irish pub to his ex-girlfriend, Julia Lundstrom – before she promptly went outside and called the FBI.

The couple had broken up because she was “sick of his lies” and they had rowed over money difficulties, local newspaper reports suggest.

But Lynch – in what some might say was a uniquely Irish approach to the problem – decided to confess in an attempt to win her back.

“He showed her the FBI website on his mobile phone and she saw his picture and that he was wanted for bank robbery,” Jefferson County sheriff’s investigator Tom Acierno told the Denver Post.

She immediately called the FBI, telling them:

I am sitting here with a bank robber and he told me he’s done all these bank robberies in California and Denver.

Lynch was arrested at the Fado Irish Pub in downtown Denver in the early hours of April 19. He has pleaded not guilty and waits trial on 27 June.

Lynch has spent the past 16 years living in the US, after leaving his native Dublin. He spent some years running a dog-walking business in Corte Madera, California, with his then-wife.

After he began a relationship with Lundstrom, they travelled all over the world – including to Egypt and his native Ireland.

But he wasn’t working and they began to row over money difficulties, the Denver Post adds.

He owed her $11,000 and had recently paid $6,000 into her account – allegedly telling her he’d sold some stocks and bonds.

The FBI is accusing Lynch of robbing banks in Denver, San Diego, Seattle and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

A reward of $15,000 was offered for information leading to his arrest.  If found guilty, he faces 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

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