Foolish Bank Robber Wore T-Shirt Displaying His Name During Heist

John David Martinez
A suspected bank thief has been arrested after he allegedly executed the heist in a T-shirt with his own name emblazoned across the chest.
John David Martinez is accused of having raided a black wearing a T-shirt with his first name written on it.
The 68-year-old thief is also said to have been spotted fleeing the scene in a silver Honda sedan registered in his name.
According to court documents, Martinez walked into Wells Fargo bank in Denver, Colorado, USA, just after 9am on Tuesday morning, and instructed a female cashier: “This is a robbery, give me all the money.”
The statement also says the suspect, an older man with white hair and a salt-and-pepper beard, handed the woman a bag, which she and a colleague then filled with cash.
After that, he left the bank running before driving off in the Honda sedan.
Police and the FBI agents said they soon identified the car as belonging to Martinez and matched the photograph on his driver’s licence to the man in the bank’s CCTV footage.
The police claim a cashier also picked Martinez’s picture out of a a four-man gallery.
Within five hours, police had tracked the suspect to a nearby hotel, where staff told investigators he had checked in with his wife. He was then  arrested immediately, reports abc 7News Denver.
In police custody, Martinez reportedly confessed to the robbery, telling officers he and his wife had been evicted from their home three weeks ago and had moved into the hotel three days earlier.
He then admitted to the officers that he had carried out the raid while his wife was still asleep and returned later, telling her he had borrowed the money he had in fact stolen.
Martinez was booked into Denver jail on investigation of felony robbery involving $20,000 or more, according to the Denver jail website.


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