‘Obama Robber’ Arrested: Thief-in-Chief Finally Meets With Justice

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His looks didn’t fool anyone, but he did manage to elude capture for more than two years.

Accused of seven robberies since 2008, the “Obama robber” was nabbed during his latest heist last Thursday. After holding up a bank in the northeastern Austrian town of Fornach, he ditched his trademark mask in a wooded area. But authorities weren’t far behind, hot on the trail of his good looks.

(More on TIME.com: See the Obama robber’s January heist)

The thief was unmasked as a 45-year-old German man. Police spokesman Markus Mitloehner said the man has given a partial confession to the robberies and that “it looks pretty good” he’s the one they’re after. So much for a solid disguise.

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DeniseDay
DeniseDay

Denise Day here on behalf of Boulder, Colo.-based Rudi’s Organic Bakery. Alex, thanks for helping continue the conversation about what is actually IN the food we eat and feed to our kids. As a mom myself, it really does matter to me what my son eats – and he loves bread. 

While ongoing conversations about GMOs, trans fats and other “hidden” ingredients in our food have encouraged more people to read nutrition labels, much still needs to be done to build awareness of what’s actually in our food, and hopefully encourage larger producers to only use ingredients we feel good about as parents.

What’s missing in this ongoing conversation is tips on how people who want to avoid these ingredients can easily make that choice. One way you can avoid foods made with ingredients like azodicarbonamide is to purchase organic options. By definition, certified organic cannot be made with artificial additives, preservatives and GMOs, which I know I find comforting.  

At Rudi’s Organic, we believe there is a better way to bake bread and part of that includes a commitment to using only the best ingredients that you can recognize and pronounce, like organic whole wheat flour, salt and yeast. We’ve always said no to the junk and never used chemicals, artificial additives, preservatives or GMOs in our breads.

Let me share, I also understand it’s tough for some families to afford organic breads, so when you can’t purchase organic, consider purchasing bread from a local producer who bakes fresh breads daily so they don’t need to be made with artificial ingredients and preservatives. Or feel free to check out companies like ours that often share coupons to make organic options more affordable.