Belfast Telegraph

Friday 11 July 2014

US 'robber' arrested after showing ID to bank staff

A man is in custody after US authorities said he gave a teller his account number and showed her his picture ID before robbing an Anchorage bank.

The FBI said 34-year-old Jarell Paul Arnold of Anchorage is being held on US federal bank robbery charges.

The FBI alleges Arnold walked into an Alaska USA Federal Credit Union branch on Friday and inquired about the balance on his account, according to the Anchorage Daily News.

The teller asked for his name, account number and ID, the paper said.

Authorities said he complied, and then handed over a receipt with a note on the back that said he had a gun and demanded money. The FBI said he got away with about 600 US dollars.

Authorities arrested Arnold on Monday. Court records say Arnold was sentenced to 57 months in prison for bank robbery in 2004.

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