On 11th September 2009 two septuagenarians were found guilty of robbing a store in Byres Road, Glasgow.
Richard Mulhearn and James Adams stole cash, mobile phone top up cards, stamps and power cards in October last year. While Mulhearn distracted the shop assistant by seeking illumination on a light bulb related query Adams removed the goods. Mulhearn was later found with £700 under a cushion. He claimed he had been saving his pension for Christmas.
Sheriff Linda Ruxton has deferred sentence for reports and indicated that a custodial sentence is "utmost" in her mind.
The septuagenarians have been identified as Scotland's oldest robbers by the BBC, unless, of course, you know different.