Police Say Juvenile Used YouTube and Fake Bomb To Rob Bank
An unnamed juvenile is in custody after he allegedly used a fake bomb to rob a Pittsburg bank Monday.
The suspect managed to get away with $7,000 when he passed a note to a Mechanics Bank teller that read:
“I need 20 grand. I have a bomb…”
The note went on to demand denominations of $20, $50 and $100 bills and warned against setting off the alarm or using a dye pack.
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With his $7,000 score, he left the Railroad Avenue bank on foot. An attempt to track him with a police dog proved unsuccessful, but surveillance footage ultimately led investigators to his nearby home.
There, he was found in possession of the stolen money and a “bomb” later determined to be fake. After his arrest, he enlightened investigators about how he used the internet to hatch his big bank robbery plan.
“The juvenile suspect admitted during an interview he watched a YouTube video on how to rob a bank.”
The juvenile suspect is now at Contra Costa Juvenile Hall in Martinez.