Homeless Man Killed by LAPD Was French National, Bank Robber
A homeless man shot dead by Los Angeles cops was a French crook wanted on a probation violation and a convicted robber who once knocked off bank to finance his Hollywood dreams, police sources confirmed.
Charley Saturmin Robinet, 39, and a couple of armed accomplices were wearing masks and carrying guns in 2000 when they stormed a Wells Fargo and ordered customers to the floor, authorities said at the time.
The violent stickup man pistol-whipped a teller and was caught with more than $33,000 in cash when cops busted him after a wild car chase.
His lawyer from the case told the Daily News he remembers Robinet stubbornly refused to plead guilty even though his co-conspirators both cut deals and cops had an airtight case.