Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bank Robber used loot to ride the bus

Man admits using loot from Uptown bank heist for bus fare during getaway

A 42-year-old Minneapolis man has admitted in federal court to robbing a TCF Bank in the Uptown area of Minneapolis and using some of the stolen loot to pay for bus fare as part of his foiled getaway.

A witness told police that she saw the robber running west on Lake from the front of the bank, and a short time later, she saw the suspect riding a Metro Transit bus heading east on Lake.
Officers stopped the bus along Hennepin Avenue, found Kelly and arrested him. A search of Kelly's bag turned up $3,740 in cash. The remaining $20 had been used for bus fare.

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