A man has accepted that he robbed a federal bank after renting a vehicle from a BMW dealership, driving it to a bank, looting that bank, then driving back with the money to attempt to buy a BMW.
50-year-old Eric Dion Warren was arrested and sent to 20 years in jail after he accepted his crime.
The episode occurred in 2019, when Warren drove the dealership’s loaner car out to a bank close to Lubbock in Texas.
When he showed up, he set a fast food restaurant bag on the counter, and passed the cashier a note that said: “This is a f***ing robbery. Play with me and die. I want $10,000 in 50 and 100 dollar bills now you got 1 minute or I will kill you.”
He later produced what gave off an impression of being a handgun, telling the individual from bank staff: “I ain’t playing around, I only want 100s and 50s.”
As per the reports, the bank employee gave him the money in the bag, but they secretly put a roll of $20 notes with a recorded serial number. He at that point took his $5,086 back to the same car dealership where he was seen buying a black new BMW car.
A spokesperson from the police department said: “Mr. Warren began waving the cash that he had illegally obtained from the bank robbery at employees in the car dealership.”
Things began to unwind for Warren when the investigators connected with the vehicle sales center a quarter of an hour later to tell them concerning the gateway car, which had plates that were enrolled with them.
The cops at that point appeared at the car dealer and discovered Warren, with the money, as well as a pellet gun that had been altered to show up actually like a real gun.
He plead guilty to the crime in August.
In an official report of the crime which released later said: “Mr. Warren was captured with $5,086 in real money. The chronic quantities of the cash found on Mr. Warren’s individual were cross-referred to and coordinated with the quantities of the bills taken from AIM bank.
“Law implementation additionally recuperated a painted pellet firearm, looking like a genuine handgun, around 10 feet route from Mr. Warren at the hour of his capture. The interest note given to the teller at the bank was broke down and affirmed the presence of Mr. Warren’s fingerprints and DNA.”