ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – A 54-year-old man was indicted in St. Paul Federal Court Tuesday in connection with the Jan. 2 robbery of a U.S. Bank in Calhoun Square.

Thomas Scott Wright, who is currently in the Hennepin County Jail, was charged with one count of bank robbery.

Wright is accused of stealing about $1,700 from the bank. According to police reports, a man identified as Wright walked into the bank, placed a paper bag on the counter and said “Please just do it. I have a gun. It’s tough times and the holidays.”

Wright allegedly got the cash and walked out of the bank. He was arrested on Jan. 3, but the money was not recovered.

If convicted, Wright faces up to 20 years in prison.

Comments (3)
  1. advise says:

    if it gets that bad where you feel obligated to blow huge $ on materialistic garbage,time to re-think this ancient Babylonian holiday like i did years ago…mid-winter is no time to blow your money

  2. Frank Lee says:

    All these expectations @ Christmas ,pounded into the unaware mind by commercialism,makes some people depressed.They give their kids expectations and then when you have a harder year financially ,they don’t understand.Lying about Santa isn’t good,either.

    1. jackactionhero says:

      So what. This guy should be swinging at the end of a rope. Hard times, my eye. No matter how “hard” the times may be, normal people do not take a gun into a bank and demand what is not theirs. Criminals do that. End this idiot’s heart beat and be done with it.

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