Bank Robber Left An I.O.U.

Minnesota man called heist a 'short term loan' in note to teller

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Bank Robber Left An I.O.U.

JANUARY 27--One man's loan is another's bank robbery.

According to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Minnesota, Dale Andrew Robinson walked into a TCF Bank in St. Paul earlier this month demanding cash from a teller. While he was able to make off with $1598, he did leave behind a note with 'This is just a short term loan I will pay it back in full by 9-20-09' written on the back.

Robinson, 44, whose disguise consisted mainly of a winter cap with fur flaps, was quickly ID'd by his neighbors who recognized both him and the hat from the above bank surveillance photo released by the FBI.

Robinson, who bragged to family members about his heist, resisted their attempts to get him to confess, telling them 'he knew what he had done was wrong and stupid, but he wanted to pay the money back before he turned himself in.' Unfortunately for him, the loan came due months before its repayment date. (5 pages)