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Criminal Rents A Car To Rob A Bank Then Returns To Buy A BMW With The Stolen Cash

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Criminal Rents A Car To Rob A Bank Then Returns To Buy A BMW With The Stolen Cash

A man has admitted federal bank robbery after renting out a car from a car dealership, driving it to a bank, robbing that bank, then driving back with the cash to attempt to buy a BMW.

50-year-old Eric Dion Warren was sentenced to 20 years in prison after he admitted his audacious - if not that well thought through - crime.

The incident took place in 2019, when Warren drove the dealership's loaner car out to a bank near Lubbock in Texas.

Once he arrived, he placed a fast food restaurant bag on the counter, and passed the cashier a note that said: "This is a f***ing robbery. Play with me and die. I want $10,000 in 50 and 100 dollar bills now you got 1 minute or I will kill you."

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He later produced what appeared to be a handgun, telling the member of bank staff: "I ain't playing around, I only want 100s and 50s."

Stock image of the BMW logo. Credit: PA
Stock image of the BMW logo. Credit: PA

According to the prosecutors, the bank teller gave him the cash in the bag, but included a roll of $20 notes with recorded serial numbers.

He then took his $5,086 back to the same car dealership where he was seen to be in the process of buying a black BMW car.

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The prosecution team said: "Mr. Warren began waving the cash that he had illegally obtained from the bank robbery at employees in the car dealership."

It's not the smartest move ever, is it?

Things started to unravel for Warren when the authorities got in touch with the car dealership a quarter of an hour later to tell them about the getaway car, which had plates that were registered with them.

The cops then showed up at the dealership and found Warren, with the cash, as well as a pellet gun that had been altered to appear just like a real weapon.

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Eric Dion Warren. Credit: Lubbock County Detention Center
Eric Dion Warren. Credit: Lubbock County Detention Center

He plead guilty to the crime in August.

The official release detailing the crime reads: "Mr. Warren was arrested with $5,086 in cash.

"The serial numbers of the money found on Mr. Warren's person were cross-referenced and matched the numbers of the bills stolen from AIM bank.

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"Law enforcement also recovered a painted pellet gun, resembling a real handgun, approximately 10 feet way from Mr. Warren at the time of his arrest.

"The demand note given to the teller at the bank was analyzed and confirmed the existence of Mr. Warren's fingerprints and DNA."

All in all, not the cleverest idea that this guy has ever had.

Featured Image Credit: Lubbock County Detention Center

Topics: Police, Money, US News, crime, Weird, Cars

Tom Wood
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