MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Blaine, Minn. man has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Coon Rapids last summer.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 38-year-old Theron Preston Washington admitted to taking $3,000 from the bank last June 8.READ MORE: Edwards, Russell Team Up To Lead Wolves Past Nets, 136-125
He took the money after handing the teller a note, promising “you won’t get hurt” so long as the amount in question was handed over. Washington then left the scene of the crime in a taxi cab.READ MORE: Vikings Interview 49ers' DeMeco Ryans After Win Vs. Packers
Washington was recognized and identified by the bank’s vice president, because he had been in the bank a few weeks before the crime and had asked about opening up an account there.
Police tracked him down to the Northtown Shopping Center in Blaine, where he was found with 29 $100 bills on his person. They later found out the 30th had been given to the cab driver.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Weather: Sunday Snow Could Make For Monday Morning Commute Headaches
Washington’s sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.