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.
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.
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.
Washington’s sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.