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If you’re going to do the crime, at least come prepared!

Posted in Misc Crime August 19th, 2008 @ 10:17 am

Criminals aren’t the brightest bulb in the pack as we have found out. This article in the Pioneer Press of an alleged bank robber proves this point once again.

Mark Myhre Jr. decided to rob a bank in St. Anthony on August 7. He walked into the TCF bank branch at 3988 Silver Lake Road in St. Anthony and got in the line. When it was his turn, he dug around into his pockets and realized he forgot something – the demand note – and turned and left the bank.

This didn’t stop him. He went home, wrote the note and came back to the same bank about twenty minutes later. This time he was prepared. He gave the teller the note that said, “This is a robbery.” The teller handed him $4,435 and an exploding pack of dye. He grabbed the money and ran out of the bank north on Penrod Lane. Surveillance-camera photos were taken of the crime and sent to local media asking for help in identifying the man. Law enforcement officers received numerous tips identifying Myhre as the man in the photos.

When police showed up at his home, they found Myhre with a bandaged injured hand from the exploding dye pack and about $1,500 in dye-stained money. He also was arrested on a check fraud warrant issued in Anoka County.

When arrested, Myhre told law enforcement officers that he was going to call them to turn himself in. He also confessed to the bank robbery, said that he was in debt and needed some money fast. Was Myhre a criminal with a conscience or just another stupid criminal who was caught?

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